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Public Document No. 54 

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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year ending November 30, 1930 




Publication ofthis Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance. 
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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1930. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts. 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Commissioner 
of Public Works, to submit the eleventh annual report of the Department of 
Public Works for the year ending November 30, 1930. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Herman A. MacDonald. 

The Department has constructed during this year a greater mileage of high- 
ways than has been built in any previous year. The roadbuilding program was 
advanced materially early in the year in order to assist in the relief of the unem- 
ployment situation in the Commonwealth. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted to 55.064 
miles, but there was abandoned or discontinued in the year 13.985 miles of State 
highway due to change in alignment or cut-offs in order to improve certain routes, 
so that the net mileage of State highways amounted to 1,668.836 miles at the end 
of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 132 miles of State 
highways and built in cooperation with cities, towns and counties under pro- 
visions of chapter 90, General Laws, a total of 208 miles of roads, a considerable 
increase over the mileage built last year. Under the provisions of section 26, chap- 
ter 81, General Laws, the Department has had charge of the repair and maintenance 
of about 8,200 miles of public ways, exclusive of State highways, in 170 towns. 
The Department's total expenditure for the year has amounted to about $15,000,000. 

The Department is adopting to a greater extent than before wider types of 
pavements, many miles built this year being 30 and 40 feet in width to provide 
for greater volumes of traffic. 

The State highway projects have included the following: — The widening of 
that portion of the Newburyport Turnpike from Danvers to Newburyport was 
completed during the year, affording now a traffic artery at least 30 feet in width 
for the full length of that road. The reconstruction and widening of portions 
of the Mohawk Trail route in Erving, Orange and Greenfield, a total of about 
seven miles; the reconstruction of portions of the Jacobs Ladder route, in the 
towns of Chester, Becket and Lee, a total of about twelve miles; the beginning 
of the construction of a considerable portion of the new Boston to Worcester 
turnpike, covering a distance of about twelve miles from Southborough to the 
Worcester line, which will provide a double roadway having a total present sur- 
face width of 40 feet of cement concrete, one of the most advanced types of 
highway for through traffic, with especially designed structures or bridges at 
important crossroads for separation of grades, permitting the continuous flow of 
traffic such as at Grafton Street in Shrewsbury, Milk and East Main streets in 
Westborough, and at the Cordaville road in Southborough; the new State high- 
way extending from Bridgewater to a point on the State highway south of Mid- 
dleborough, a distance of about twelve miles, affords a new route, although on the 
line for some distance, of the old Bedford Turnpike, which by-passes Middle- 
borough; on route No. 3 from Boston to Plymouth the reconstruction of State 
highway in Weymouth. Hanover and Pembroke, a total distance of about seven 
miles, affords a by-pass for through traffic avoiding the village of Hanover Four 



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has been constructed hZ Bourne to SaLmore and twi h ^ ^ highway 
a by-pass around the village T Sandwich fJ»f ^ * 6 b V ? ew location on 
a half miles of bittmSYoLS^n^Lul uT^s^VeT ^ 
and shore, particularly at the easterly 'portion of this route ^^ 

begun, onTTwest' n'lt Itonv Bro^tT **"&. *"** TOUtes has been 

One of the important special act improvements was the completion of th P mr 

Tn°/hl T Um erential r ° Ute in Braintree > Weymouth anTHngham P 

In the matter of maintenance of highwavs the DenartmpnfW- j ,_ 

marking of routes by the use of headlighT renectins ZS th P ™P roved , the 

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the approach to the Cunard Docks at East Boston, afweU a? certain 'areas n 
Dorchester Bay near Savin Hill and Commercial Point. The construction of a 
d1 ^, ^ Provincetown is part of important reclamation work COnStructlon of a 
nf !ff Department prepared a very comprehensive displav portraying the work 

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VeWcirr/^/olWs:- ^ St3ff ° f the DePartment and the R <* is ^ of Motor 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 

Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury 

Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn 

Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano 

Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: • 

District No 1 George A Curtis, - Berkshire County and the towns of Worth- 
ington Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the towns 
County Mont S° mer y> Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 

Di ^ Ct ^°f 2 ii H - D ' PHIL ^P S '-F ra nklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions^ three towns in Hampshire County included in 
District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts Nos 
1 and 3. 

District No 3 John A. Johnston,- Worcester County and the towns of Brim- 
field, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden Countv 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 



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District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 

District No. 6, H. O. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 

District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, George A. Parker. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
December 1, 1930. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make certain 
investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: — 

The advisability and cost of constructing a way for motor vehicles and other 
traffic in the city of Newton and the town of Weston. Report made Nov. 30, 

1929, by a Joint Board consisting of the Division of Metropolitan Planning of the 
Metropolitan District Commission and the Department of Public Works, under 
chapter 19, Resolves of 1929. (Senate 12 of 1930.) 

The laying out, construction and widening of certain highways in East Boston 
and Revere. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 23, Resolves of 1929. (House 130 of 1930.) 

Further study of the matter of protecting cities and towns in the Hoosac River 
Valley from flood damage. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of 
Public Works, under chapter 36, Resolves of 1929. (House 152 of 1930.) 

Immediate relief of the traffic problem on the parkway at Revere Beach Reser- 
vation and elsewhere in the city of Revere. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the 
Department of Public Works, under chapter 44, Resolves of 1929. (House 174 of 
1930.) 

The most appropriate methods of disposing of minor infractions of the motor 
vehicle laws. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 45 of the Resolves of 1929. (Senate 5 of 1930.) 

Reconstructing the Saugus River Bridge between the cities of Revere and 
Lynn. Report made Nov. 27, 1929, by a Joint Board, consisting of the Metro- 
politan District Commission and the Department of Public Works, under chapter 
25, Resolves of 1929. (House 154 of 1930.) 

The abolition of grade crossings. Report made December, 1929 by a Special 
Commission, created under the provisions of chapter 30, Resolves of 1929. (House 
200 of 1930.) 

Further investigation of the advisability of filling in part of Fort Point Channel 
and South Bay in Boston Harbor. Report made on Dec. 4, 1929, by a Special 
Commission created under the provisions of chapter 48, Resolves of 1929. (House 
190 of 1930.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 4, 

1930, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 



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1. Extending the Powers of the Department of Public Works relative to 
the Taking and Laying out of State Highways 
In order to expedite the procedure in the matter of laying out of State highways, 
it is recommended that, in addition to the present provisions of law relating 
thereto, which provide thai county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen may file 
a petition with the Department of Public Works requesting that the Department 
lay out and take charge of as a State highway any new or existing way, the 
Department of Public Works be authorized, also, to lay out and take charge of 
any way as a State highway if the Department determines that public necessity 
and convenience so require. 

2. Authorizing the Collecting and Regulating the Disposition of Fees for Certain 
Permits and Licenses issued by the Department of Public Works 
In connection with the granting of permits by the Commissioner of Public 
Works under the provisions of section 30 of chapter 85, and section 19 of chapter 
90, of the General Laws, and by the Department of Public Works for the opening 
up of State highways by others for any purpose under section 21 of chapter 81 
of the General Laws, the Department recommends that a nominal fee of $1 should 
be charged for the issuance of such permits. In connection with the granting of 
licenses for structures to be built or maintained under the provisions of section 
18 of chapter 91 of the General Laws, the Department recommends that it should 
be authorized at its discretion to charge a nominal fee of $5 for the issuance of 
such licenses. 

3. The Operation within the Commonwealth of certain Motor Vehicles 

owned by Non-Residents 

In order to clarify the law relating to the definition of non-residents and the 
matter of registration of vehicles of a non-resident of this State, the Department 
recommends further legislation. 

4. Restricting the use of the Records of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles 

In order to insure that the records of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles shall 
be used principally, in so far as the public is concerned, for their protection in 
recovering damages after accidents and related matters, and by governmental 
agencies in the collection of taxes and the enforcement of the laws, certain pro- 
cedure is recommended regarding their use, and provision made that fees may be 
charged for information requested. 

5. Regulating Notices of Cancellation for non-payment of Insurance Premiums 
by Finance Companies and Insurance Companies and delaying Revocation of 

Registration until X umber Plates are Returned 

The matter of the cancellation of registrations of motor vehicles for the non- 
payment of premiums, and the revocations of registrations incident thereto, in 
effect making the Registry of Motor Vehicles a collections ancncy in many cases, 
should be corrected. It is desirable that a registration of a motor vehicle should 
not be revoked in such cases unless the plates are returned, and. as a registration 
is good for the entire year, the insurance certificate covering it should also be good 
for the entire year, regardless of the financial contract, or at least the insurance 
certificate should cover the vehicle described until the person or company insuring 
it secures and surrenders the plates to the Department. 

6. Transfer of Ownership of Registered Motor Vehicles 
The motor vehicle law should provide for the legal registration of a motor 
vehicle in cases where the transfer of ownership and sale are contemplated, and 
to give the owner the privilege of exchanging plates from one car to another when 
there is a bona fide transfer of ownership of one vehicle and the purchase of 
another. 

7. Revising the Definition of Motor Vehicles 

The definition of motor vehicles as now defined to include motor-propelled, 
slow-moving road machinery, as provided by legislation passed in 1930, should 
be revised and restore them to their former status. 



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8. Authorizing the Department of Public Works to construct a certain 
State Highway and other improvements in the City of Revere 

The Department recommends the construction of a highway in Revere begin- 
ning at the Revere Beach Parkway at or near the Revere Station of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad, thence extending northeasterly to a point on the so-called 
North Shore Road in the vicinity of Revere Street, with such connections or proper 
intersections with other ways as may be necessary. The determination of the 
details of such a highway should be made by the Department after careful surveys 
as to the most advisable route to follow. 

Appropriations 

Chapter 115, Acts of 1930, making appropriations for the maintenance of 
departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the 
Commonwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

219. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 

maturing during the present year, the sum of one mil- 
lion one hundred one thousand six hundred seven dollars 
and fifty cents, payable from the following accounts 
and funds in the following amounts : — from receipts 
from loans for the abolition of grade crossings, the sum 
of thirty-four thousand dollars; from the Highway 
Fund, the sum of three hundred twenty-seven thousand 
six hundred seven dollars and fifty cents; and the re- 
mainder from the general fund $1,101,607 50 

Interest on the Public Debt 

220. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- 

rary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred ninety-three thousand seven hundred 
seventy-five dollars and seventy-five cents, of which 
sum three hundred eight thousand sixteen dollars and 
twenty-five cents shall be paid from the Highway Fund 893,775 75 

298. For other personal services of the division, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal and certain other costs 
of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy-five thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than twenty-eight thou- 
sand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . 175,000 00 

306. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commis- 
sioner, with the approval of the governor and council, 
and for additional clerical and other assistance, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fourteen thousand dollars, 
of which sum not more than twenty thousand dollars 
may be charged to the Highway Fund to cover the esti- 
mated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called . 214,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 

657. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred sixty thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than one hundred ten thousand 
dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . . 360,000 00 

659. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred sixty thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than one hundred eleven 
thousand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund 360,000 00 



6 P.D. 54 

Item Service of the Department of Public Works 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one third from the Port of Boston 
receipts : 

680. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars $19,500 00 

681. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding ten thousand eight hundred 

dollars 10,800 00 

682. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Total $34,300 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 
provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

683. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers 

and office assistants, including certain clerks and 
stenographers, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars 83,800 00 

684. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet ... 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 

685. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dol- 
lars 14,000 00 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding two million one hundred and fifty 

thousand dollars 2,150,000 00 

687. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million dollars . . 1,000,000 00 

688. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, a sum not exceeding five million six hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars 5,650,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 

a sum not exceeding six million dollars . ' . . . 6,000,000 00 

690. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the General Fund 15,000 00 

691. For Daniel O'Connell's Sons Company, in settlement of a 

claim, the sum of three hundred fifty-five dollars and 
fifteen cents. This amount shall be certified by the 
comptroller of the commonwealth only upon the filing 
of satisfactory releases or other evidence that the pay- 
ment is accepted in full compensation on the part of 
the commonwealth in respect thereto 355 15 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

692. For personal services, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

ninety thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand 
dollars may be charged to the General Fund, and the 
remainder shall be paid from the Highway Fund . . 890,000 00 



P.D. 54 7 

Item 

693. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for work 
incidental to the registration and licensing of owners 
and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred sixty thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund $560,000 00 

694. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection with 

publicity for certain safety work, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund 2,500 00 

Special : 

695. For the construction and reconstruction of certain highways, 

as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seven thousand one hundred 
dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 107,100 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

696. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . . . 52,000 00 

697. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office 
and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

698. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

699. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing dam- 

ages along the coast line or river banks of the com- 
monwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other 
obstructions from tide waters and great ponds, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars 40,000 00 

700. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and any unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion remaining at the end of the current fiscal year 
may be expended in the succeeding fiscal year for the 
same purposes; provided, that all expenditures made 
for the protection of shores shall be upon condition 
that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations 
and individuals, and that in the case of dredging chan- 
nels for harbor improvements at least twenty-five per 
cent of the cost shall be so covered 125,000 00 

701. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and sections, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 



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Item 

702. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars $4,500 00 

703. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of 
equipment and other property, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred ten thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port 
of Boston receipts 110,000 00 

704. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not • 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

705. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . 90,000 00 

706. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

707. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

708. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding four 

thousand dollars ' 4,000 00 

Specials : 

709. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port 
of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose .... 75,000 00 

710. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

dollars 6,000 00 

711. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the de- 

velopment of land at South Boston and East Boston, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 10,000 00 

The following six items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund: 

733. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred sixty-three thousand six 
hundred and fifty dollars, representing the state's por- 
tion or one half of the estimated cost of maintenance 263,650 00 

734. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, represent- 
ing the state's portion or one half of the estimated cost 

of resurfacing 100,000 00 

734a. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Neponset bridge, 
so-called, the sum of one hundred eighty-seven dollars 
and fifty cents, representing the state's portion or one- 
quarter of the total deficiencies 187 50 

735. For the construction of certain boulevards, as authorized 

by chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding 



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Item 

one hundred eighty-five thousand five hundred dollars, 
representing the remainder of the state's portion of the 
estimated cost of construction, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose $185,500 00 

736. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 

authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion of the cost of such im- 
provements required for the current year, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 155,000 00 

737. (This item omitted.) 

738. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval of 

the metropolitan district commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars * 5,500 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, the sum of two hundred thirty-four dollars and 
ninety-three cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund 234 93 

Chapter 426, Acts of 1930, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is, in part, as follows : — 

Service of Special Legislative Investigations 
32c. For expenses of a further investigation by an unpaid special 
commission relative to the filling of navigable waters in 
a part of Fort Point Channel and South Bay, as author- 
ized by chapter twenty-nine of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

3 2d. For expenses of a special unpaid commission to investi- 
gate relative to the advisability of the construction by 
the commonwealth of a fish pier in Gloucester harbor, 
as authorized by chapter thirty-two of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General 
219. To meet in part the appropriation required for serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars shall be taken from the bal- 
ance of the receipts of the sale of the Boston dry dock. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

Functions of the department relating to highways 

(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 

provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty thousand dollars, 



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Item 

the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 

appropriated for the purpose $650,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 150,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

692. For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 

lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 10,000 00 

693. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for work 
incidental to the registration and licensing of owners 
and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, and to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 59,000 00 

The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby 
transferred from the appropriation made in item 
six hundred and eighty-seven of the general appro- 
priation act of the present year, and the same 
amount is added to item six hundred and eighty- 
six. 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

700. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 
and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, and any unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion remaining at the end of the current fiscal year may 
be expended in the succeeding fiscal year for the same 
purposes; provided, that all expenditures made for the 
protection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by contribu- 
tions from municipalities or other organizations and in- 
dividuals, and that in the case of dredging channels for 
harbor improvements at least twenty-five per cent of 
the cost shall be so covered 50,000 00 

Specials : 

708a. For the cost of constructing a dike on province lands in the 
town of Provincetown, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars 20,000 00 

709. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 
and to be paid from the receipts from the Port of Bos- 
ton or general fund . 90,000 00 



P.D. 54 11 

Item Metropolitan District Commission {Highway Fund) 

The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund: 

733. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-two hundred and fifty dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose $6,250 00 

734a. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, to pro- 
vide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Neponset bridge, 
so-called, the sum of seventy dollars and twenty-five 
cents, representing the state's portion of one quarter 
of the total deficiencies, and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . f 70 25 

737. For the cost of reconstructing a section of boulevard in the 
Middlesex Fells reservation, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty thousand dollars 130,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 

Payments for certain claims authorized by the follow- 
ing appropriations shall be certified by the comp- 
troller of the commonwealth only upon the filing 
of satisfactory releases or other evidence that the 
payments are accepted in full compensation on the 
part of the commonwealth in respect thereto: 

751b. For Clara Boyce of Warren, Rhode Island, the sum of four 
thousand and ninety-eight dollars, and for Frank A. 
Boyce of Seekonk, Massachusetts, the sum of forty- 
eight hundred sixty-six dollars and fifty cents, both in 
compensation for injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident, as authorized by chapter twenty-one of the 
resolves of the present year, and to be paid from the 
Highway Fund ; . . 8,964 50 

751f. For the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, in settle- 
ment of a certain claim, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-four of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of three thousand dollars 3,000 00 

751g. For Giles E. Hopkins of Arlington, the sum of nine hundred 
sixty-seven dollars and sixty-six cents, for Arnold A. 
Goodwin of said town, the sum of fifteen hundred 
ninety-seven dollars and thirty-two cents, and for Ros- 
well Eldridge of Lexington, the sum of nineteen hun- 
dred forty-eight dollars, severally in compensation for 
injuries sustained in an automobile accident, as author- 
ized by chapter thirty-nine of the resolves of the pres- 
ent year, and to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 4,512 98 

751h. For the parents of John F. Grant, as authorized by chapter 
forty of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
three thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 3,000 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 



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Item 

lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, the sum of six hundred seventy-four dollars and 
eighteen cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . $674 18 

For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
the sum of twelve hundred fifty-one dollars and thirty- 
nine cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 1,251 39 
For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, the sum of eighty-seven dollars and 
ninety-six cents, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts 87 96 

Metropolitan District Commission 
The following items are to be assessed upon the sev- 
eral districts in accordance with the methods fixed 
by law, and to be expended under the direction and 
with the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission : 

767a. For the cost of an investigation by an unpaid special com- 
mission of the general subject of the discharge of sew- 
age into Boston harbor, as authorized by chapter 
twenty-nine of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
twenty -nine, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose, and to be assessed 
in accordance with said resolve 30,000 00 

Other Appropriations 
Service of Legislative Investigations 
32o. For expenses of an investigation relative to the future 
policy of the commonwealth with regard to the main- 
tenance by the commonwealth of bridges, as authorized 
*by chapter sixty-three of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund 2,500 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
686a. For expenses on account of the removal of certain highway 
bridges over the former location of the Hampden Rail- 
road Corporation, as authorized by chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty-eight of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be paid 

from the Highway Fund 30,000 00 

The expenses required to carry out the provisions of 
chapter four hundred and six of the acts of the 
present year may be paid out of item six hundred 
and eighty-eight of chapter one hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of the present year. 

Service of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary 

Commission 

184a. For certain expenses approved by the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony tercentenary commission, as authorized by 
chapter sixty-eight of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . 75,000 00 



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Item Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General 

219. To meet in part the appropriation required for serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars shall be taken from the 
balance of the receipts of the sale of the Boston dry 
dock. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 
provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose . $50,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 150,000 00 

For expenditures authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and twenty of the acts of the present year, 
the following amounts are hereby appropriated, to 
be paid from the Highway Fund: 

693a. For authorized expenditures by the department of public 
works, a sum not exceeding six hundred forty thousand 
dollars 640,000 00 

737a. For authorized expenditures by the metropolitan district 
commission, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dol- 
lars 80,000 00 



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
SUMMARY OF INCOME 

Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 

Highway Fund 
Ch. 288, Acts of 1925 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses 
to operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), gross receipts $7,185,456 63 

Gasoline tax, gross 10,504,736 85 

Contributions for highways and assessments 

(G. L., Ch. 81) 1,150,067 41 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 108,226 45 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rails . . 10,155 57 

Sale of old materials 1,395 92 

Refunds 4,775 55 



$18,964,814 38 



Port of Boston Fund 
Ch. 91, General Laws 

Rent (leases and permits) $216,893 62 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material in Boston Harbor) . . 3,083 39 
Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, 

dockage, rentals, etc.) 193,241 86 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) 637 69 

Use of Hay ward Creek Property (rentals) . 168 00 



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Revenue from permits for dumping dredged ma- 
terial at receiving basins $5,622 09 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) Boston 

Harbor 200,726 28 

Telephone pay station receipts 99 83 

Sales of land, South Boston 25,025 00 

Sales of Boston Harbor maps 34 50 

Refunds 148 44 

* $645,680 70 

Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Reimbursement for services (heating D Street 

Building) $232 00 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) . 748 18 

Interest on Bank accounts 1,927 98 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 

ch. 196, Acts of 1925) 1,203 88 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside of 

Boston Harbor 8,450 12 

Certified copying charges 142 00 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans . . 957 85 

Use of Province Lands (§ 25, C. 91, G. L.) . 301 85 

Permits for advertising signs 18,811 34 

Use of New Bedford State Pier 7,621 58 

Highway and route maps and bulletins .... 50 00 

$40,446 78 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 

Sections 11, 29, ch. 91, Gen. Laws 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others . $201,422 07 

Highway Trust 
(Section 30, Ch. 81, Gen. Laws) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from U. S. Govern- 
ment) $1,264,131 53 

$1,264,131 53 

Total $21,116,495 46 

EXPENDITURES 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws and 
other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 115 and 426, Acts of 1930, during 
the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1930, were as follows: 

Administrative 
Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, per- 
sonal services of clerks, stenographers, and 

commissioners travel $30,937 82 

Relating to Highways 
Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks and 

stenographers 82,893 97 

State Highways — Construction (Chap. 81 G. L.) 

General Contract Work $3,147,392 06 

Engineering (Supervision) 473,028 01 

Rent of office, Commonwealth Pier 5 . . 8,250 00 

Highway Testing Laboratory . . . . 12,31191 

$3,640,981 98 



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Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Reconstruction of State Highways 

General contract work $4,384,531 85 

Engineering, supervision on reconst. . . 467,214 86 



Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance $1,049,187 82 

Engineering (supervision) 288,416 07 

Highway Testing Laboratory . . . . 10,82407 

Laboratory machinery . . . . . . 2,271 76 

Care and repair of road building machinery 206,667 55 

Removal of snow from highways . . . 422,698 14 

Roadside planting and development . . . 44,383 36 

Traffic, engineering, signs and traffic count 147,969 02 

Paint manufacture 26,11377 

Newburyport bridge, Salisbury-Newbury- 

port, over Merrimack River, maintenance 

and operation 4,775 76 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somerset 

maintenance and operation .... 15,243 90 
New Bedford-Fairhaven B ridge- Acushnet 

River, (Chapter 426, Acts of 1930) . . 10,065 56 
Tercentenary signs on highways (Ch. 10 

Res. 1930) 14,364 04 

Route and detour maps 3,930 95 

Rent for offices at Commonwealth Pier 5 9,750 00 

Rent for offices at D Street .... 15,000 00 

Additional office at Commonwealth Pier 5 . 14,73967 



$4,851,746 71 



Construction and Repair of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws) States' 
expenditures for work contracted for in cities 

and towns $1,987,419 05 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . 479,430 07 



$2,286,401 44 



Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
(Section 26, Chapter 81, G. L., as amended) 
States' expenditures for work contracted for 

in cities and towns $816,135 78 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . 74,822 93 



$2,466,849 12 



$890,958 71 
Highways in Five Western Counties: 

(Chapter 221, Acts of 1915) and 

(Chapter 572, Acts of 1920) .... 37 77 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) . • 9,981 57 

Advertising Signs, regulation of, personal services 

and expenses 14,605 31 

Southern Traffic Route Const. (Chapter 330 and 

344 Acts of 1925 and Section 4, Chapter 369 

and 398, Acts of 1926) 

Engineering and awards 27,487 65 

Southern Artery Betterment Assessments, Refunds 

(Chapter 382, Acts of 1929) 1,333 19 

Traffic Artery in City of Cambridge (Connect- 



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ing Alewife Brook Parkway and Fresh Pond 

Parkway (Chapter 366, Acts of 1928) . . $176,829 59 

Public Highway, shore of Dorchester Bay, 

Quincy (Chapter 259, Acts of 1928) . . 6,633 78 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 

Hingham, Braintree and Weymouth . . $261,252 01 

Maiden 62,808 08 



$324,060 09 
Bridges over location of Southern New England Railroad, 

repairs (Chapter 308, Acts of 1930) . . . 22,820 45 

Removal of Bridges, Palmer, Ludlow and Bel- 

chertown (Chapter 388, Acts of 1930) . . 9,929 56 

Highways in Metropolitan District (Chapter 
420, Acts of 1930) 
Section 1. — Canton — Dedham — Wellesley, 

etc $11,524 80 

Section 2. — Canterbury Street, Boston . 5,565 93 

Section 3. — Land taking — Neponset River — 

Milton 4,677 61 

Section 4. — West Roxbury — Brookline Park- 
way 2,056 99 

Section 5. — Broadway — Revere Beach Park- 
way — Grade separation, Everett 1,269 55 

$25,094 88 
Suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on State highways in cities and towns . . 12,644 08 

Claim of D. O'Connell 355 15 

Total Expenditures for Highways .... $14,851,645 00 

Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles .... $1,511,043 20 

Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 

General Expenses $53,151 60 

Boston Harbor: 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston . 8,013 70 

Maintenance and operation. Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston . 107,852 41 

Maintenance of property 95,985 98 

Dredging and filling 196,674 32 

Streets, piers and railroads 36,814 73 

Dredging Savin Hill Bay 77,322 31 

Boston Harbor investigation 29,61318 

Moving hangars at airport, East Boston 5,81172 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 

Improvement of rivers and harbors 267,066 90 

Fort Point Channel investigation — 

Repairing damages to shore 62,309 53 

Maintenance, New Bedford State Pier 2,474 46 

Expenses of province lands . 5,000 00 

Expenses of Plymouth property 4,609 23 

Topographical survey 91436 

Stream gauging 3,865 48 

Surveying town boundaries . 2,595 67 

Compensation for services of dumping inspectors .... 804 50 

Chapter 300, 1930— Dike Province Lands 14,280 82 

Total $975,16090 



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Summary of Expenditures by Department for Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 

Administrative $30,937 82 

Relating to Highways 14,851,645 00 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,511,043 20 

Relating to Waterways 975,160 90 

Total .$17,368,78692 

Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 

The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 120, Acts of 1921 (inserting a new section 26-A), and as amended in 
section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 1922, chapter 315, Acts of 1926, and chapter 
171, Acts of 1930, and under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
by section 1, chapter 112, Acts of 1921, chapter 288, Acts of 1925, chapter 316, 
Acts of 1928, and by chapter 343, Acts of 1929, of approximately $3,639,703.60 
for cooperative work, in repairing, maintaining and improving certain public ways, 
and for other road work for which the towns and cities made contributions. All 
such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, specifications and plans 
approved by the Department. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 

General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1930, the Department has 
laid out new State highways amounting to 55.064 miles of highways in 29 cities 
and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 427, Acts 
of 1921, 13.985 miles of State highways were discontinued or abandoned. The 
total length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,668.836 miles. Work 
was completed on about 40.996 miles of State highway, portions of which were 
laid out in 1929. 

Highways Constructed in 1930. — Construction has been completed on 40.996 
miles of State highway, 208.066 miles of highways under the provisions of section 
34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended, and 8.252 miles of highways 
under the provisions of special acts, making a total of 257.314 miles completed 
during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year 23.278 miles were of gravel; 24.845 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 117.868 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
8.387 miles were of reinforced concrete; 62.009 miles were of gravel with a 
bituminous treatment, 6.803 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete and 
bituminous macadam) ; 0.597 miles were of waterbound macadam with a bitu- 
minous treatment; 13.527 miles were of bituminous concrete (re-tread method). 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — During the 
year 13.294 miles of State highway were widened but not resurfaced and 77.964 
miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for com- 
pleted work. There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles 
of road where the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 47.565 miles were of bitu- 
minous macadam, 10.418 miles were of bituminous concrete, 12.173 miles were 
of reinforced concrete, and 7.808 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete 
and bituminous macadam). 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans and 
estimates were made as follows: 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 57 towns, 111.453 
miles; plans in 45 towns, 117.659 miles; preliminary estimates in 28 towns, 61.004 
miles; lines and grades in 30 towns, 69.034 miles and final surveys 11 towns, 12.868 
miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 
58 towns, 103.420 miles; plans in 55 towns, 101.616 miles; preliminary estimates 



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in 38 towns, 113.161 miles; lines and grades in 45 towns, 162.210 miles; final sur- 
veys in 40 towns, 83.838 miles. 

Under section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended. — Preliminary surveys 
in 154 towns, 232.305 miles; plans in 153 towns, 232.377 miles; preliminary esti- 
mates in 144 towns, 143.130 miles; lines and grades in 189 towns, 210.421 miles; 
final survey in 57 towns, 115.610 miles. Preliminary survey, plans, estimates and 
lines and grades in 2 towns, 4.598 miles by a private engineer under State super- 
vision. 

Under the provisions of various Resolves, surveys were made as follows : — 

Chapter 366, Resolves of 1928, — final survey in 1 city, 1.723 miles. 

Chapter 364, Resolves of 1929, section 1, — final survey in 1 city, 1.529 miles. 

Chapter 364, Resolves of 1929, section 4, — final survey in 3 towns, 6.061 miles. 

Chapter 48, Resolves of 1930, section 5, — reconnaissance survey and plans in 
2 towns, 4.497 miles. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930: — 

Section 1; — Preliminary survey and plans in 3 towns, 3.156 miles. 

Section 2; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, 6.865 miles. 

Section 3; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, and 1 town, 1.824 miles. 

Section 4; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, and 1 town, 3.826 miles. 

Section 5 ; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, 0.833 miles. 

For Roads to be Constructed by Towns. — Preliminary surveys in 4 towns, 1.023 
miles; preliminary plans in 2 towns, 0.688 miles; preliminary estimates in 2 towns, 
0.577 miles; lines and grades in 2 towns, 0.577 miles; final survey in 1 town, 0.922 
miles. 

State Highway Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 70 towns, 175.947 miles. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 5 towns, 6.577 miles. Precise levels 
in 141 towns, 716 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 4 towns. 

Permits. — There were 2,320 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished 
without charge engineering advice to 27 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of secton 1, chapter 81 of the General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44 of the General Laws, as amended, speci- 
fications for the construction of roads in 46 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 313 of the Acts of 1923, plans for the construction 
of bridges in 10 towns and cities. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion 
of questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, 
General Laws; hearings on petitions for the amendment or revision of permits 
for the operation of bus lines in 40 cases; appeals from the action taken by the 
Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses 
to operate motor vehicles in 52 cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 14 
cases; on the matter of special regulations for motor vehicles in Somerville, Pea- 
body and Boston; on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks in 
Andover, Shrewsbury and Westborough; on a petition protesting against the 
changing of the names of two parks in the city of Fall River; on the disposal of 
certain used motor vehicles and the licensing of motor vehicle junk yards; on a 
regulation concerning motor vehicles equipped with radio receiving sets; and on a 
petition requesting the adoption of rules and regulations governing the use of 
Round Hills Airport in the town of Dartmouth. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows : — 



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State highways 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 
W T ork under Special Act 





19 


Petitions 


Contracts 


40 


76 


141 


409 


171 


170 




1 



352 656 



State Highways 

Petitions for State Highways 

General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 

and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a 

new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their , county, city or 

town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said 

way be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Selectmen of Dalton. — Road extending from a point on North Street about 
7,450 feet distant westerly from the dividing line between the towns of Dalton 
and Windsor to the junction of North and Main Streets. Received Feb. 8, 
1930. 

Selectmen of Sandwich. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Bourne and Sandwich, over a new location, to a point near the fish 
hatchery of the State Department of Conservation. Received Feb. 6, 1930. 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Woburn. — Road locally known as Salem 
Street, extending from the junction of Cedar and Salem Streets to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Woburn and the town of Stoneham. Received 
Feb. 28, 1930. 

Selectmen of Pembroke. — Road extending from a point on North Street near 
Schooset Street to the dividing line between the towns of Pembroke and 
Hanover. Received Mar. 4, 1930. 

Selectmen of Hanover. — Road extending from a point on Washington Street 
near the property of Otis Miller south-easterly, over a new location, to a 
point on Washington Street near Pond Street (distance about 2,500 feet). 
Also road extending from a point on Washington Street near Hanover Street 
south-easterly, over a new location, to the dividing line between the towns 
of Hanover and Pembroke (distance about 6,100 feet). Received Mar. 4, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Andover. — Road extending from a point on the Salem 
Turnpike about 2,500 feet southerly from Wilson's Corner southerly to the 
dividing line between the towns of North Andover and Andover. Received 
Mar. 11, 1930. 

Selectmen of Andover. — Road extending from a point on Main Street near the 
North Reading town line northerly to the dividing line between the towns of 
Andover and North Andover. Received Mar. 11, 1930. 

Selectmen of Middleborough. — Road locally known as Bedford Street, extend- 
ing from the dividing line between the towns of Bridgewater and Middle- 
borough to the dividing line between the towns of Middleborough and 
Lakeville. Also road extending from Bedford Street to Wareham Street over 
a new location and Grove Street. Received Mar. 20, 1930. 

Selectmen of Bridgewater. — Road locally known as Bedford Street, extending 
from Bridgewater Square to the dividing line between the towns of Bridge- 
water and Middleborough. Received Mar. 19, 1930. 

Selectmen of Hanover. — Road extending from the junction of Washington and 
Mill Streets, over a new location, to a point about 1,500 feet northerly from 
said junction, near the property now or formerly of Addie T. Howard. 
Received Mar. 25, 1930. 

Selectmen of Sutton. — Road locally known as the Old Hartford Turnpike, ex- 
tending from the dividing line between the towns of Oxford and Sutton to 



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the dividing line between the towns of Sutton and Northbridge. Received 
April 1, 1930. 

Selectmen of Stoneham. — Road locally known as North Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the town of Stoneham and city of Woburn to the 
dividing line between the towns of Stoneham and Wakefield. Received 
April 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Lakeville. — Road locally known as Taunton Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Taunton and the town of Lakeville 
to the dividing line between the towns of Lakeville and Middleborough. Re- 
ceived April 14, 1930. 

Selectmen of Lee. — Road extending from a point on the Stockb ridge Road in 
the village of East Lee, near the property now or formerly of James Bianchi, 
to a point in said village on the Becket Road, near the property now or 
formerly of Clark Aiken. Received May 5, 1930. 

Selectmen of Wilmington. — Road locally known as Lowell Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Reading and Wilmington to a 
point about one and one-half miles distant northwesterly from said dividing 
line. Received May 19, 1930. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the junction of said Turnpike and Maple Avenue to the 
dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough. Received 
May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Northborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and North- 
borough to the dividing line between the towns of Northborough and West- 
borough. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Westborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Northborough and 
Westborough to the dividing line between the towns of Westborough and 
Southborough. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Westborough and 
Southborough to White's Corner. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Milton. — Road locally known as Randolph Avenue, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Quincy and the town of Milton 
to Highland Street. Received June 23, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Attleborough. — Road extending from a point on Wash- 
ington Street near Hoppin Hill Avenue, over a new location in whole or in 
part, to a point on Washington Street near Park Street. Received June 26, 
1930. 

Selectmen of Avon. — Road extending from a point on East Main Street at or 
near East Street, over a new location, to the dividing line between the town 
of Avon and the city of Brockton at North Montello Street Extension. Re- 
ceived July 29, 1930. 

Selectmen of Abington. — Road locally known as Brockton Avenue, extending 
from the westerly side of Bedford Street to a point near Elm Street. Re- 
ceived Aug. 7, 1930. 

Bristol County Commissioners. — Road in Attleboro, extending from the 
dividing line between the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts at Newport Avenue along Newport Avenue to Highland Avenue 
and thence along Washington Street to a point near Vernal Street. Received 
Aug. 16, 1930. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Brockton. — Road locally known as North Montello 
Street, extending from the dividing line between the town of Avon and the city 
of Brockton to the junction of North Montello and Albion Streets. Received 
Aug. 13, 1930. 

Middlesex County Commissioners. — Road extending from the terminus of the 
State highway on the easterly side of the Merrimack River in Tvngsborough 
westerly across the Merrimack River and the Boston and Maine Railroad, 
by a new location for the bridge, to a point near the junction of the State 



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highway on the westerly side of the river with the road leading from Tyngs- 
borough to Dunstable. Received Sept. 23, 1930. 

Selectmen of Upton. — Road locally known as the Boston-Hartford Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Northbridge and Upton 
to the dividing line between the towns of Upton and Hopkinton. Received 
Sept. 11, 1930. 

Norfolk County Commissioners. — Road extending from the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Hingham and Cohasset to the dividing line between the 
towns of Scituate and Cohasset, in the town of Cohasset. Received April 
24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Templeton. — Road locally known as Main Street, extending from 
the G. A. R. Hall in East Templeton Village westerly to a point near the 
property now or formerly of P. W. Angel in Templeton Village. Received 
Oct. 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Orange. — Road locally known as the Old Athol Road, extending 
from the Athol Road to the dividing line between the towns of Orange and 
Athol. Received Nov. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of Athol. — Road locally known as the Old Orange Road, extending 
from South Main Street to the dividing line between the towns of Athol and 
Orange. Received Nov. 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Ashfield. — Road locally known as the Conway Road and Main 
Street, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Ashfield and 
Conway to the Buckland Road. Received Nov. 7, 1930. 

Selectmen of Chester. — Road extending from a point on the Huntington Road 
at or near the property of George B. Tracy, over a new location south of the 
Boston & Albany Railroad to the dividing line between the towns of Chester 
and Huntington. Received Nov. 13, 1930. 

Selectmen of Huntington. — Road extending from a point on the Chester Road 
just south of the Boston and Albany Railroad grade crossing to the dividing 
line between the towns of Huntington and Chester, over a new location. 
Received Nov. 14, 1930. 

Selectmen of Hopedale. — Road locally known as South Main Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Milford and Hopedale to the 
dividing line between the towns of Hopedale and Mendon. Received Nov. 
15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Mendon. — Road extending from a point on the Milford-Belling- 
ham Road near the property of Eustachio Pettinelli, over a new location, to 
the dividing line between the towns of Mendon and Bellingham. Received 
Nov. 15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Milford. — Road locally known as Prospect, Elm, Courtland and 
South Main Streets, extending from West Street at its junction with Prospect 
Street to the dividing line between the towns of Milford and Hopedale. Re- 
ceived Nov. 15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Bourne. — Road extending from a point on the Plymouth Road 
near the Swift Memorial Methodist Church, over a new location, to the gov- 
ernment line on the north end of the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod 
Canal. Received Nov. 20, 1930. 

Selectmen of Barnstable. — Road extending from a point on the Falmouth 
Road in Marstons Mills near the property of the Estate of William Weeks, 
over a new location, to a point on Pine Street near the property of J. Leo 
Murphy. Received Nov. 22, 1930. 

Selectmen of Weston. — Road extending from a point on the Boston Post Road 
near Highland Street, over a new location, to a point on said Boston Post 
Road near Wellesley Street. Received Nov. 28, 1930. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities : — 



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Natick 
Dec. 10, 1929, contract made with Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of Fall 
River, for reconstructing about 10,925 feet of State highway on West Central 
Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of rein- 
forced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $106,299.40. Work completed 
July 2, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $118,332.00. 

Natick-Wellesley 
Dec. 10, 1929, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for 
reconstructing about 5,995 feet of State highway on East Central Street in Natick, 
and about 6,209 feet of State Highway on Central Street in Wellesley, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced cement con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $132,626.80. Work completed Aug. 15, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $150,619.16. 

Barre 
Dec. 17, 1929, contract made with Frank & Frank Construction Co., of Provi- 
dence. R. I., for reconstructing about 8,953 feet of State highway on the Oakham- 
Petersham Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $53,099.35. Work completed Aug. 9, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $51,355.30. 

Gardner-Templeton 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with the Fitchburg Concrete Construction 
Company, for reconstructing about 12,427 feet of State highway on the Templeton 
Road in Gardner, and about 10,533 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Templeton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $153,595.75. Work completed Sept. 22, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, 
$152,863.41. 

Marion 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of East Providence, R. I., 
for reconstructing about 24,067 feet of State highway on the Wareham Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $168,919.50. 
Work completed July 29, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $174,052.68. 

Eingham-W eymouth 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with Frank Lanza & Sons, of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 824 feet of State highway on Whiting Street in Hingham, and 
about 11.040 feet of State highway on Washington Street in Weymouth, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $96,429.90. 
Work completed July 26, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $88,023.24. 

Reading-Stoneham 
Dec. 31, 1929, contract made with Angelo Susi & Company of Boston, for 
reconstructing about 6,625 feet of State highway on Main Street in Reading, and 
about 5,362 feet of State highway on the same road in Stoneham, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced cement 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $140,264.50. Work completed Aug. 28, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $176,805.85. 

Erving 

Dec. 31, 1929, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
reconstructing about 16,973 feet of State highway on the Millers Falls Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $152,- 
315.60. Work completed Aug. 30, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $161,715.84. 

Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury-Newburyport 
Jan. 7, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for resur- 
facing and widening the Newburyport Turnpike, about 3,438 feet in Ipswich, about 
18,677 feet in Rowley, about 20,783 feet in Newbury, and about 1,971 feet in 



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Newburyport, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete for 38,715 feet 
and of bituminous macadam for 6,153 feet. The proposal amounted to $344,802.05. 
Work completed Oct. 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $354,370.51. 

Orange 
Jan. 14, 1930, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
reconstructing about 13,770 feet of State highway on the Erving Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $119,429.85. Work 
completed Sept. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $126,038.33. 

Abington 
Mar. 11, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing about 5,672 feet of State highway on Bedford and Washington Streets, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $59,843.75. 
Work completed July 19, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $59,246.91. 

Bourne-Sandwich 

Mar. 11, 1930, contract made with Sidney W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, for 
constructing about 26,720 feet of State highway on the County Road in Bourne, 
and about 12,484 feet of State highway on the same road in Sandwich, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $289,492.00. Work 
about seven-eighths completed. Expenditure during 1930, $244,055.06. 

Florida-Savoy- Charlemont 
Mar. 12, 1930, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, for 
making surface repairs, smoothing slopes, etc., on the Mohawk Trail in Florida, 
Savoy and Charlemont. The proposal amounted to $500.00. Work completed 
June 27, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $486.25. 

Canton 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Reynolds Brothers, Inc., of Canton, for 
resurfacing and widening about 1,200 feet of State highway on Turnpike and 
Washington Streets, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $6,508.75. Work completed July 3, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $11,546.23. 

Quincy 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Ezekiel C. Sargent, of Quincy, for recon- 
structing about 2,745 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam and waterbound macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $19,939.50. Work completed May 29, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $19,151.10. 

Williamstown 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with D. S. McGrath, Inc., of Adams, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 1,600 feet of State highway on the 
River Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $26,767.70. Work completed July 31, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $27,237.90. 

Hanover-Pembroke 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Arute Brothers, Inc., of New Britain, Conn., 
for constructing and reconstructing about 22,847 feet of State highway on Wash- 
ington Street and new location in Hanover, and about 1,931 feet of State highway 
on new location and North Street in Pembroke, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $264,291.80. Work completed Sept. 23, 
1930. Expenditure during 1930, $259,860.26. 

Littleton 
Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with DiGregorio Brothers & Company, of Worces- 
ter, for reconstructing about 4,100 feet of State highway on the Ayer Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,555.20. Work completed June 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $15,017.91. 



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Brewster-Orleans 
April 8, 1930, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 41,042 feet of State highway on the 
North County Road in Brewster, and about 453 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Orleans, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $206,220.80. Work about seven-eighths completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $181,646.99. 

Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 

April 8, 1930, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for reconstructing about 30,168 feet of State highway on the Providence 
Turnpike, 10,234 feet being in Taunton, 8,225 feet in Dighton, and 11,709 feet in 
Rehoboth, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous 
macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted to $265,955.15. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1930, $264,548.38. 

Williamstown 

April 8, 1930, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 23,088 feet of State highway on the Petersburg Mountain and 
Cold Spring Roads, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $105,975.00. Work completed Aug. 5, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $95,426.18. 

Billerica 

April 8, 1930, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for reconstructing 
about 10,025 feet of State highway on the Boston-Lowell Road, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $81,455.10. Work 
completed Sept. 6, 1930. Expenditures during 1930, $83,436.45. 

West Springfield 

April 15, 1930, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, of Holyoke, for 
reconstructing about 8,182 feet of State highway on Westfield Street, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. 
The proposal amounted to $120,219.05. Work completed Aug. 1, 1930. Expendi- 
ture during 1930, $126,029.28. 

Dalton 

April 15, 1930, contract made with D. S. McGrath, Inc., of Adams, for con- 
structing about 7,263 feet of State highway on North Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $79,896.25. Work 
completed Oct. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $68,392.70. 

Sandisfield 

April 15, 1930, contract made with P. J. Kennedy & Company, Inc., of Holyoke, 
for constructing a steel bridge and the approaches thereto on the State highway 
known as the New Boston Road, the surface over the bridge consisting of bitu- 
minous concrete, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $33,606.00. Work completed Nov. 25, 1930. Expen- 
diture during 1930, $30,330.03. 

Middleborough-Bridgewater 
April 29, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing about 19,183 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in Bridgewater, and 
about 12,600 feet of State highway on Bedford Street and new location in Middle- 
borough, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $429,525.80. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $410,431.26. 

Middleborough 
May 6, 1930, contract made with Frank Lanza & Sons, of Boston, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing about 31,397 feet of State highway on new location, Grove 



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Street and Wareham Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $258,540.40. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $275,774.89. 

Lee 
May 20, 1930, contract made with David W. Dwyer, of Dalton, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing 1,412 feet of State highway to form northerly and easterly 
approaches to the Becket-Pittsfield Road, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $13,263.35. Work completed Sept. 30, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $13,427.71. 

Provincetown 

May 20, 1930, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for resurfacing about 13,640 feet of State highway on the Race 
Point Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $39,121.00. Work completed Aug. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, 
$40,715.78. 

Southborough 

June 24, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating barn and silo of the National Dairy Company on the State highway 
known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $4,390.00. Work 
completed Sept. 16, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $4,390.00. 

W estborough-Southborough 

July 8, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing about 23,860 feet of State highway on the Worcester Turnpike, 12,560 
feet being in Westborough and 11,300 feet in Southborough, the surface consisting 
of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space with' 
bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders on the outer edges of the concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $779,213.60. Work about one-fourth completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $262,879.64. 

Shrewsbury 

July 8, 1930, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Connecticut, for constructing and reconstructing about 11,715 feet of State 
highway on the Worcester Turnpike, the surface consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete with bituminous concrete between street railway rails for about 2,500 
feet, of reinforced cement concrete for about 2,003 feet, and for about 7,212 feet 
of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space, with 
bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders on the outer edges of the concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $426,855.70. Work about one-fourth completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $133,654.28. 

Shrewsbury-Northborough-Westborough 
July 15, 1930, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 28,446 feet of State highway on the Worcester Turn- 
pike, 10,718 feet being in Shrewsbury, 3,978 feet in Northborough and 13,750 feet 
in Westborough, the surface for about 8,500 feet consisting of two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space with bituminous macadam 
and gravel shoulders on the outer edges of the concrete, the surface on the balance 
of the roadway consisting of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated 
by the double track street railway reservation. The proposal amounted to $1,005,- 
044.00. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $263,115.80. 

W estborough-Shrewsbury 
July 15, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving 
Company, of Boston, for moving buildings on the State highway known as the 
Worcester Turnpike in Westborough and Shrewsbury, and doing work incidental 
thereto. The proposal amounted to $9,984.00. Work completed Oct. 8, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $9,984.00. 



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Shrewsbury-W estborough 

July 15, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the State highway known as the Worcester Turnpike in Shrewsbury 
and Westborough, and doing work incidental thereto. The proposal amounted to 
$17,400.00. Work completed Aug. 26, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $17,400.00. 

Attleboro-North Attleborough 

July 15, 1930, contract made with J. J. McHale & Sons, Inc., of Pawtucket, 
R. I., for widening about 4,397 feet of State highway on Washington Street in 
Attleboro and about 13,638 feet of State highway on the same road in North 
Attleborough, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $154,507.10. Work completed Nov. 26, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $146,200.19. 

Dudley-South bridge 

July 22, 1930, contract made with the Waterbury Road Construction Co., Inc., 
of Hartford, Conn., for constructing about 13,452 feet of State highway on the 
Southbridge Road in Dudley, and about 7,431 feet of State highway on the Dudley 
Road in Southbridge, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $213,576.00. Work about three-fourths completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1930, $155,885.24. 

Randolph-Quincy-Milton 

July 22, 1930, contract made with D. M. Biggs & Company, of Boston, for 
reconstructing about 10,245 feet of State highway on North Main Street in Ran- 
dolph, and about 6,510 feet of State highway on Randolph Avenue in Quincy, and 
for constructing about 6,650 feet of State highway on Randolph Avenue in Milton, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced 
cement concrete with bituminous macadam approaches and shoulders. The pro- 
posal amounted to $253,283.90. Work nearly completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $214,272.77 

Becket-Lee 

July 22, 1930, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Men- 
den, Conn., for reconstructing about 26,162 feet of State highway on Jacob's Lad- 
der in Becket, and about 11,916 feet of State highway on the same road in Lee, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $282,- 
590.00. Work about half completed. Expenditure during 1930, $137,839.42. 

Revere-Saugus 
July 29, 1930, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for resur- 
facing about 3,193 feet of State highway on Broadway in Revere and about 4,038 
feet of State highway on the same road in Saugus, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $14,450.50. Work completed 
Sept. 20, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $17,351.75. 

Northborough 
Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, for 
relocating buildings on the land of F. E. Lawrence on the State highway in 
Northborough, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 
$434.00. Work completed Aug. 23, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $434.00. 

Shrewsbury 
Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating buildings on the land of Fred S. Holden on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $4,250.00. 
Work completed Oct. 10, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $4,250.00. 

Westborough 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh and Son Building Moving 
Co., of Boston, for relocating a building on the land of Lewis W. Wynott on the 



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State highway in Westborough, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal 
amounted to $1,039.00. Work completed Sept. 13, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $1,039.00. 

North Attleborough 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Son, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing about 11,450 feet of State highway on Washington Street, new location 
and Jefferson Street in North Attleborough, the surface consisting of reinforced 
cement concrete and bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $269,800.00. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $222,503.15. 

Shrewsbury 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for relocating 

buildings on the land of William O. and Alice M. Spooner on the State highway 

in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 

$3,250.00. Work completed Sept. 15, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $3,250.00. 

Avon-Brockton 

Sept. 2, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing about 5,544 feet of State highway on East Main Street in 
Avon and about 6,119 feet of State highway on North Montello Street extension 
in Brockton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two strips 
of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $147,733.95. Work 
about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1930, $65,091.29. 

Avon 
Sept. 9, 1930, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
a building on the State highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The pro- 
posal amounted to $1,625.00. Work completed Oct. 11, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $1,875.00. 

Avon 

Sept. 9, 1930, contract made with C. O. Harden & Son, of Brockton, for mov- 
ing buildings and doing all incidental work in connection therewith on the State 
highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to 
$5,887.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 1930, $4,675.00. 

Shrewsbury 

Sept. 16, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving 
Co., of Boston, for moving buildings and doing all incidental work in connection 
therewith on the State highway in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. 
The proposal amounted to $8,650.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $7,210.55. 

North Attleborough- Attleboro 

Sept. 16, 1930, contract made with Joseph J. England, of New Bedford, for 
moving buildings and doing all incidental work in connection therewith on the 
State highway in North Attleborough and Attleboro, known as Washington Street. 
The proposal amounted to $4,935.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $3,910.00. 

Waltham-Weston 

Sept. 23, 1930, contract made with Joseph P. McCabe, Inc., of Boston, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 1,480 feet of State highway at the 
dividing line between the city of Waltham and town of Weston, the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete and the surface of the approaches 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $72,109.55. Work 
about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $12,515.11. 

Shrewsbury 
Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, 
for relocating building on the land of Mrs. Mary I. Moroney on the State high- 



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way in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted 
to $1,671.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,406.15. 

Bridgewater-East Bridgewater 

Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of New Britain, 
Conn., for reconstructing about 5,667 feet of State highway on Broad Street in 
Bridgewater and about 9,096 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in East 
Bridgewater, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $128,842.10. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $22,909.77. 

Fairhav en-New Bedford 

Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with the National Gunite Contracting Co., of 
Boston, for filling joints in the stone masonry of the Fairhaven-New Bedford 
Bridge in Fairhaven and New Bedford. The proposal amounted to $2,147.60. Work 
completed Nov. 21, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $1,649.93. 

Shrewsbury 

Oct. 7, 1930, contract made with Ralph H. W T hite, of Auburn, for constructing 
wells on private property adjoining the State highway in Shrewsbury, known as 
the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,000.00. Work about four- 
fifths completed. Expenditure during 1930, $873.97. 

Attleboro 

Oct. 7, 1930, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for removing 
and relocating a building on the land of Charles H. Fuller on the State highway 
in Attleboro, known as Washington Street. The proposal amounted to $2,175.00. 
Work completed Nov. 12, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $1,785.00. 

Dedham 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for 
reconstructing about 4,200 feet of State highway on Washington Street in Ded- 
ham, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $54,048.60. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $46,879.23. 

Tyngsborough 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with Simpson Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a steel bridge over the Merrimack River, a steel bridge over the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, two concrete bridges over a brook, and about 1,245 feet 
of roadway on the State highway in Tyngsborough, the surface of the bridge 
over the river consisting of an asphaltic emulsion wearing surface, the surface 
of the bridge over the railroad consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface 
of the remainder of the road consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $389,191.90. Work just begun. Expenditure during 1930, $5,928.75. 

Randolph 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for widening 
about 9,540 feet of State highway in Randolph on the road leading to Avon, the 
surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$42,436.50. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $35,686.45. 

Avon 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
house on land of Wilfred J. Richard and store on land of David Fraser on the 
State highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to 
$2,450.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,955.00. 

Dedham 
Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating barn on the Chickering Home property on the State highway in Ded- 
ham. The proposal amounted to $2,980.00. Work practically completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $2,279.70. 



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Shrewsbury 

Oct. 14, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings on land of Herbert Mitchell on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,549.00. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Windsor 

Oct. 14, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corp., of Montague, for reconstruct- 
ing about 15,959 feet of State highway on the Berkshire Trail in Windsor, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $134,885.10. 
Work about one-ninth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $15,694.87. 

Dedham 

Oct. 28, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
removing and relocating house and garage of Mary T. O'Leary on the State 
highway in Dedham. The proposal amounted to $1,580.00. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,208.70. 

Buckland 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Thomas J. Harvey, of Adams, for reconstruct- 
ing about 910 feet of State highway on the Ashfield Road in Buckland, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $10,070.25. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Attleboro 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing a bridge and about 9,687 feet of State highway on Newport Avenue in 
Attleboro, the surface of the roadway, except on approaches and over the bridge, 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete, the surface of the approaches consisting 
of bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $180,173.20. Work about one-fifth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1930, $28,613.97. 

Charlemont 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for- con- 
structing about 2,324 feet of State highway on the Mohawk Trail and new loca- 
tion in Charlemont, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $34,182.00. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $5,204.75. 

Tyngsborough 

Nov. 12, 1930, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for removing 
buildings of Nancy Braddon and demolishing and removing various other build- 
ings on the State highway in Tyngsborough. The Drooosal amounted to $4,000.00 
Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,500.00. 

Wareham 
Nov. 18, 1930, contract made with Arthur K. Finney, of Plymouth, for recon- 
structing a bridge and approaches thereto on about 1,950 feet of State highway 
on Agawam Road in Wareham, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $42,614.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Palmer-Monson 
Nov. 18, 1930, contract made with the Lee Construction Company, of Boston, 
for constructing and reconstructing a steel plate girder and steel stringer bridge 
over the Boston & Albany Railroad, a reinforced concrete beam bridge over the 
Quaboag River, about 1,911 feet of State highway on the Boston Post Road, and 
about 2,208 feet of State highway on the Brimfield Road in Palmer and Monson, 
the surface on the Boston Post Road consisting of reinforced cement concrete, and 
the surface on the Brimfield Road consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $158,672.13. Work not yet commenced. 



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Erving 

Nov. 19, 1930, a contract made with Ralph H. White, of Auburn, for con- 
structing a well on the Mezerall property adjoining the State highway in the 
town of Erving. The proposal amounted to $250.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Ashfiel d- Conway 
Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 18,189 feet of State highway on the Ashfield Road in Conway 
and about 19,149 feet of State highway on the same road in Ashfield, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $251,667.40. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Athol-Orange 
Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with G. Rosse & Son, of Leominster, for con- 
structing about 2,510 feet of State highway on the Old Orange Road in Athol 
and about 5,648 feet of State highway on the same road in Orange, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $74,608.50. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings on the land of Henry N. Dufresne on the State highway in 
Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 
$2,071.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 26, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings of Sam Lainer on the State highway in Shrewsbury, known 
as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,150.00. Work not yet 
commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, for 
moving building or buildings of Jennie L. Granger on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $5,071.00. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were : — 

Barnstable, $414,355.48 Hampshire, $14,778.18 

Berkshire. $361,095.14 Middlesex. $25,427.56 

Bristol, $328,866.92 Norfolk, $69,747.18 

Essex, $255,016.88 Plymouth, $1,040,391.26 

Franklin, $6,320.64 Worcester. $1,051,463.67 

Hampden. $73,519.07 Total, $3,640,981.98 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Bourne, $148,536.80; Falmouth, $12,800.09; Province- 
town, $112,551.58; Sandwich, $140,467.01. 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $69,183.99; Florida, $3,600.71; Great Barrington, 
$210.33; Lanesborough. S64.826.14; Lee. $9,229.63; New Ashford. $13,220.00; 
Pittsfield, $3,309.32; Sandisfield, $54,324.89: W T illiamstown, $143,190.13. 

Bristol County. — Attleborough, $34,085.28: Mansfield. $8,745.51; North Attle- 
borough, $262,504.00; Norton, $22,654.11; Rehoboth, $215.55; Seekonk, $215.55; 
Swansea, $446.92. 

Essex County. — Gloucester, $6,863.49; Newbury, $248,153.39. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $49.38; Charlemont, $6,197.50; Conway, $49.38; 
Orange, $24.38. 

Hampden County. — Chester, $68,373.03; Holland, $611.33; Monson, $31.73; 
Palmer, $2,089.17; Tolland, $2,413.81. 



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Hampshire County. — Easthampton, $14,315.45; South Hadley, $462.73. 

Middlesex County. — Tyngsborough, $7,174.57; Waltham, $7,473.91; Weston, 
$7,534.06; Woburn, $3,245.02. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $7,720.71; Braintree, $31.41; Dedham, $47.75; Mil- 
ton, $44,336.15; Wrentham, $17,611.16. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $71,574.14; Bridgewater, $287,093.11; Brockton, 
$1,340.66; Hanover, $135,263.83; Mattapoisett, $1.14; Middleborough, $490,- 
553.43; Pembroke, $54,564.95. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $462.73; Athol, $24.37; Charlton, $15,- 
249.78; Dudley, $117,437.92; Gardner, $22,024.85; Northborough, $38,314.85; 
Shrewsbury, $268,778.09; Southborough, $119,387.84; Southbridge, $64,950.06; 
Sturbridge, $93,470.47; Westborough, $311,150.09; Westminster, $94.80; Winchen- 
don, $117.82. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 

(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws, and Chapter 146, Acts of 1929) 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 

Barnstable, $369,129.32 Middlesex, $767,149.73 

Berkshire, $495,460.2 7 Nantucket, $677.78 

Bristol, $705,413.38 Norfolk, $789,037.06 

Dukes, $9,869.54 Plymouth, $570,372.04 

Essex, $984,991.15 Suffolk, $29,483.43 

Franklin, $544,091.85 Worcester, $575,014.96 

Hampden, $508,926.90 Total, $6,519,100.78 
Hampshire, $169,483.37 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $7,827.97; Bourne, $19,667.65; Brewster, 
$222,246.14; Chatham, $3,017.06; Dennis, $29,485.94; Eastham, $1,707.68; Fal- 
mouth, $7,278.27; Harwich, $1,824.74; Mashpee, $5,479.54; Orleans, $4,494.64; 
Provincetown, $51,810.53; Sandwich, $5,647.11; Truro, $3,030.39; Wellfleet, $1,- 
958.09; Yarmouth, $3,653.57. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,570.33; Becket, $156,368.40; Cheshire. 
$4,095.28; Clarksburg, $8,030.85; Dalton, $5,839.60; Egremont, $7,370.87; Florida, 
$72,097.31; Great Barrington, $15,031.51; Hancock, $2,898.26; Hinsdale, $2,754.35; 
Lanesborough, $6,348.86; Lee, $43,016.22; Lenox, $8,902.31; New Ashford, 
$2,370.39; New Marlborough, $110.77; North Adams, $48,148.35; Otis, $3,483.31; 
Pittsfield, $14,089.46; Richmond, $1,643.50; Sandisfield, $3,097.88; Savoy, $28,- 
815.96; Sheffield, $11,474.22; Stockbridge, $3,873.76; Washington, $1,969.57; West 
Stockbridge, $540.55; Williamstown, $17,733.94; Windsor, $22,784.46. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $3,875.35; Attleborough, $64,573.85; Berkley, 
$555.57; Dartmouth, $4,758.66; Dighton, $93,517.47; Easton, $6,349.34; Fair- 
haven, $3,889.49; Fall River, $8,986.63; Freetown, $4,101.86; Mansfield, $3,820.21 ; 
New Bedford, $989.76; North Attleborough, $131,001.58; Norton, $23,253.68; 
Raynham, $3,954.60; Rehoboth, $168,614.96; Seekonk, $37,820.15; Somerset, $20,- 
847.74; Swansea, $9,584.29; Taunton, $111,201.80; Westport, $3,716.39. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $4,041.73; Edgartown, $844.59; Gay Head, $663.83; 
Oak Bluffs, $263.54; Tisbury, $413.25; West Tisbury, $3,642.60. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $2,947.22; Andover, $7,587.81; Beverly, $11,246.93; 
Danvers, $52,910.37; Essex, $2,232.37; Gloucester, $28,342.81; Groveland, $1,- 
763.93; Hamilton, $3,002.97; Haverhill, $3,276.09; Ipswich, $61,143.33; Law- 
rence, $1,390.97; Lynn, $75,097.92; Lynnfield, $4,063.52; Manchester, $7.03; 
Merrimac, $966.29; Methuen, $5,128.84; Middleton, $3,162.95; Newbury, $237,- 
510.81; Newburyport, $22,796.84; North Andover, $35,377.23; Peabody, $7,166.40; 
Rockport, $5,698.81; Rowley, $162,921.61; Salem, $5,280.89; Salisbury, $9,860.37; 
Saugus, $21,042.36; Swampscott, $2,935.98; Topsfield, $200,689.97; Wenham, 
$2,541.37; West Newbury, $6,897.16. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $2,033.78; Bernardston, $4,640.14; Buckland, 
$7,809.26; Charlemont, $49,390.51; Colrain, $9,213.80; Conway, $1,986.08; Deer- 
field, $10,127.44;. Erving, $254,612.91; Gill, $230.04; Greenfield, $5,501.14; Mon- 



32 P.D. 54 

tague, $7,798.36; Northfield, $8,401.23; Orange, $154,931.79; Shelburne, $15, 
134.99 ; Sunderland, $9,369.73; Whately, $2,910.65. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $7,227.93; Blandford, $4,457.40; Brimfield, 
$5,692.59; Chester, $219,427.44; Chicopee, $3,893.66; East Longmeadow, $2,- 
115.22; Holyoke, $3,434.78; Monson, $2,090.54; Palmer, $11,922.64; Russell, 
$9,449.64; Southwick, $5,235.21; Tolland, $195.39; Wales, $1,642.87; West 
Springfield, $158,395.48; Westfield, $4,506.66; Wilbraham, $69,239.45. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $6,631.85; Belchertown, $3,346.67; Cumming- 
ton, $13,670.54; Easthampton, $3,656.28; Goshen, $4,857.92; Granby, $5,708.50; 
Hadley, $84,055.69; Hatfield, $3,626.49; Huntington, $12,916.74; Northampton, 
$5,180.56; South Hadley, $7,486.17; Southampton, $3,608.14; Ware, $10,326.95; 
Williamsburg, $4,410.87. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $5,262.23; Arlington, $3,771.74; Ashby, $6,245.96; 
Ashland, $3,813.44; Ayer, $1,324.52; Bedford, $1,665.46; Billerica, $106,133.10; 
Boxborough, $3,130.41; Burlington, $3,719.57; Chelmsford, $2,310.92; Concord, 
$5,849.24; Dracut, $4,665.21; Framingham, $2,692.38; Groton, $4,544.27; Hollis- 
ton, $2,766.73; Hudson, $1,168.21; Lexington, $5,658.47; Lincoln, $1,274.78; Lit- 
tleton, $22,197.38; Lowell, $2,274.62; Maiden, $35.78; Marlborough, $7,121.10; 
Medford, $1,215.64; Melrose, $942.46; Natick, $243,409.36; Newton, $34,764.11; 
North Reading, $1,884.31; Pepperell. $1,877.67; Reading, $122,487.24; Shirley, 
$4,435.16; Somerville, $683.47; Stoneham, $101,431.23; Sudbury, $3,591.43; 
Tewksbury, $3,831.74; Townsend, $13,345.10; Tyngsborough, $2,910.23; Waltham, 
$735.43; Watertown, $925.03; Wayland, $4,206.48; Westford, $4,375.71; Weston, 
$10,016.91; Wilmington, $2,047.43; Winchester, $3,551.44; Woburn, $6,856.63. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $677.78. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $82,740.85; Bellingham, $5,519.11; Braintree, $20,- 
745.91; Canton, $27,482.74; Cohasset, $667.20; Dedham, $137,464.80; Dover, 
$1,156.52; Foxborough, $10,305.96; Franklin, $5,758.54; Holbrook, $4,904.29 
Milton, $11,903.00; Needham, $572.40; Norfolk, $589.95; Norwood, $2,595.11 
Plainville, $2,141.11; Quincy, $98,133.84; Randolph, $152,676.74; Sharon, $325.27 
Stoughton, $5,953.13; Walpole, $1,905.04; Wellesley, $86,273.54; Westwood, $1,- 
277.68; Weymouth, $116,132.61; Wrentham, $11,811.72. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $1,890.14; Bridgewater, $9,851.11; Brockton, 
$3,633.66; Duxbury, $3,659.26; East Bridgewater, $24,281.03; Hanover, $122,- 
456.81; Hingham, $17,485.49; Kingston, $1,033.88; Lakeville, $9,999.78; Marion, 
$215,089.03; Marshfield, $3,087.30; Mattapoisett, $2,642.03; Middleborough, $37,- 
645.78; Norwell, $1,700.52; Pembroke. $1,229.32; Plymouth, $31,940.70; Roch- 
ester, $4,131.91; Rockland, $375.51; Scituate, $4,518.08; Wareham, $71,534.00; 
West Bridgewater, $1,150.73; Whitman, $1,035.97. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $2,995.76; Chelsea, $700.06; Revere, $25,787.61. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $6,729.46; Athol, $21,825.34; Auburn, 
$5,772.43; Barre, $68,193.98; Blackstone, $5,177.58; Brookfield, $1,180.96; Charl- 
ton, $8,870.19; Douglas, $1,865.24; Dudley. $2,565.22; East Brookfield, $2,039.39 
Fitchburg, $2,428.59; Gardner, $91,969.87; Grafton, $5,061.65; Hardwick, $379.33 
Harvard, $2,190.20; Holden, $4,649.93; Hopedale, $5,179.09; Lancaster, $1,416.84 
Leicester, $4,788.52; Leominster, $5,796.23; Lunenburg, $4,646.92; Mendon, $4.- 
380.29; Milford, $22,146.72; Millbury, $4,960.21; Millville, $4,130.58; New 
Braintree, $792.13; North Brookfield, $760.94; Northborough, $7,415.73; North- 
bridge, $4,210.92: Oakham, $1,535.72; Oxford, $7,494.53; Paxton, $4,014.74; 
Petersham, $6,195.05; Phillipston, $22,041.19; Princeton, $1,187.21; Rutland. $9 ; - 
069.69; Shrewsbury,. $43,955.31; Southborough. $2,638.58; Southbridge, $725.01; 
Suencer. $3,199.42: Sterling $11,257.92; Sturbridge, $9,106.63; Sutton, $3,441.48; 
TemDleton. $66,418.00: Upton, $45,871.07: Uxbridge. $4,081.01: Warren. $4,- 
650.60; Webster, $1,483.71; West Boylston, $3,008.48; West Brookfield, $1,991.08; 
Westborous:h, $2,411.77; Westminster, $8,708.74; Winchendon, $3,451.26; Worces- 
ter, $5,552.28. 

Miscellaneous expenditures are as follows: — 

New trucks $19,925 00 

Truck repairs 29,719 66 



$10,193 06 




40,462 20 




28,701 36 




10,456 16 




35,998 54 




5,395 78 




241,846 38 






$422,698 14 




$19,374 62 




61,847 70 




23,717 41 




30,262 04 




6,948 01 




5,819 24 






$147,969 02 




$15,243 90 




4,775 76 




10,065 56 






$30,085 22 






3,930.85 




14,364 04 




$619,047 37 



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Truck operation 

Truck plow repairs 

Tractor repairs 

Tractor operation 

Tractor plow repairs 

Snow fence 

Towns assessed under Chapter 273, Acts of 1927 

Warning signs 

Direction signs 

Control signals 

Traffic survey 

Traffic accidents 

Traffic permits 

Somerset Bridge 

Newburyport Bridge 

Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 



Detour bulletins 

Tercentenary signs 

Total of miscellaneous expenditures . 

Removal of Snow and Ice From State Highways 

(Section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927.) 

The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice 
from State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties 
in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 
such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 
11, chapter 84, General Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 482, Acts of 
1923. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,483 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,383 miles of which are 
State highways and 100 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by 
the trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain 
towns and cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work 
of snow removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this 
work is done under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 
the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of $422,698.14. 
which includes the cost of the maintenance and repair of the equipment, actual 
cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride and sand 
for use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, lights, mark- 
ings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the Commonwealth was 
placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 357 of the Acts of 1928. 
The Department is thereby enabled to insure that all traffic control signals to be 
erected by the municipalities shall conform to standards adopted by the Depart- 
ment and cooperates with the cities and towns for the purpose of properly locating 
and operating such signals. All through ways desired by the municipalities must 
first be approved by the Department before such may become effective. 

In order to secure uniformity in the matter of traffic control, two bulletins 



34 P.D. 54 

have been issued during previous years as follows: Bulletin No. 1. "Recommenda- 
tions and Requirements relating to Through Ways"; and Bulletin No. 2. "A 
standard Code for Traffic Signal Installation and Operation". These present the 
standards which are required to be met by the cities and towns for the installation 
and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic. 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations Approved 

During the year the Department has issued approval of the following traffic 
control features: 

Total 
In 1930 Previously to Date 

Traffic Signals, at intersections 72 479 551 

Traffic Beacons 33 92 125 

"Through Ways" 43 44 87 

Traffic Signs and Markings 69 16 85 

Traffic Rules and Regulations 59 59 118 

The Department installed traffic control signals at 11 intersections during the 
year; one was installed the previous year. 

Direction Signs, Route Markers, Warning Signs and Traffic Control 

Signals Erected by Department 

The Department has given a great deal of study to the determination of the 
important routes of travel for the purpose of marking and furnishing direction 
signs as aids for traveling. Ninety-five automobile routes have been selected, 
including practically every city, town and village in the Commonwealth, having 
a total mileage of 3,200 miles. Included in this designation are the so-called 
United States routes, the numbering of which conforms to the numbers approved 
by the United States Bureau of Public Roads. The other routes selected are 
numbered according to the State's designation. 

The placing of route numbers and direction signs at points of advantage on 
these designated highways is done by the Department both on State highways 
and on city and town ways, permission for the latter being obtained from the 
local authorities. Warning signs and traffic control signals which are erected 
and maintained by the Department are placed only on State highways. 

The adoption of the route markers equipped with reflecting buttons has proven 
the greatest aid for night driving. A total of 8,552 such markers have been 
made for use on the highways. 

Traffic control signals were erected by the Department at eleven intersections 
on the State highways during the year. 

The manufacture of many of these signs and the erection and maintenance 
of all of these signs and signals are part of the highway maintenance activities. 

Traffic Count 

The importance of definite information regarding the volume and characteristics 
of the actual traffic on the highways is more generally recognized as a guide 
in the determination of routes, in the design of highways adequate to serve the 
demand for transportation and for the safe and efficient use of the highways 
already constructed. 

In 1909 the Massachusetts Highway ^ Commission commenced recording by actual 
count the number and types of vehicles on the important State highways, and 
since that time traffic counts have been taken every three years. 

The traffic problem is not limited to State highways but is also of great concern 
for all the important routes of travel, so that the studies of traffic now include 
all the numbered routes. 

The method recently adopted for this count was as follows : — There were 
selected 28 so-called key stations which were considered to be the most rep- 
resentative of traffic conditions in their respective localities. Traffic at these 
points, or key stations, was counted for 24 hours on Wednesday, Saturday and 



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Sunday only, and on the other four days of the week from 7 A. M. to 11 P. m. 
during the week in August, beginning August 26, in 1929, and August 20, in 1930. 
Traffic at the remaining stations selected, numbering 358 in 1929 and 366 in 
1930, were counted only from 7 A. m. to 11 p. m. for one day only. The daily 
variation at this larger number of stations was considered to be equivalent to 
the daily variation of the appropriate key stations. 

Since the greater amount of highway traffic is upon the numbered route system, 
all stations were located upon them, and these stations were at intersections 
where all movements could be counted, and so selected as to afford a means 
of tracing traffic along each route without losing track of it. 

All vehicles were counted as they entered the intersection and classified as 
to direction (straight through, or turning left or right). All of the key stations 
and 172 of the one-day stations were classified also as to type of vehicle, namely, — 
(1) passenger cars, (2) heavy trucks, (3) light trucks, (4) buses. 

A comparison of the average number of vehicles per day, at stations which 
were identical during several traffic counts, was made for 130 such stations 
for the years 1921, 1924, 1927 and 1930, as follows: — 

Year Aver. Number of Vehicles 

of Count Per Day Per Station 

1921 1,924 

1924 3,716 

1927 3,616 

1930 5,257 

A classification of types of vehicles as determined from the counts at key 
stations indicates that commercial vehicles are about 9% of the total traffic. 

Variations of traffic flow were studied to ascertain the hourly, daily, monthly 
and yearly variations. 

A study of the statistics obtained indicates that the flow of traffic is con- 
centrated at districts, particularly near the large centers, and especially in the 
metropolitan area. Recreational areas also draw large volumes of traffic. Inter- 
state traffic uses highways leading across the State lines on about thirty-two 
principal routes, crossing the State line at 43 points of entry. The data obtained 
indicates that the number of vehicles entering just about equals the number 
leaving the State. 

The Department has made for its use flow maps and other diagrams portraying 
graphically various factors in the analysis of traffic flow movements on the 
numbered highways. 

Delay and accident studies also have been made in connection with studies 
for the improvement of important intersections in order to ascertain the relative 
importance of such intersections for the purpose of planning grade separations. 

Traffic Accident Studies 

A study has been made of attendant circumstances and physical characteristics 
at points on the highways where accidents have occurred, in order to measure 
the effectiveness of control or lack of control of traffic movements at such 
points. Such information included the type of district, layout of the roadway, 
means of traffic control, atmospheric conditions, light conditions, condition of 
roadway, physical obstructions in the roadway and obstructions to view. This 
information is required in reports submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
and is supplied to the traffic engineering section for study. 

In connection with the study of such data a large wall map is used to locate 
by pins the points where accidents occur. The data obtained by the traffic 
count is also used in connection with the records of accidents on numbered 
automobile routes. It is believed that these studies will assist in determination 
of hazardous conditions so that the physical characteristics or traffic control 
measures, or both, will be altered to produce greater factors of safety at such 
points on the highways. 



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Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections on Numbered 

Automobile Routes 



Total number of vehicles passing through designated intersections during a 
period of 16 hours on a Wednesday and on a Sunday in August of 1929 and 1930. 
(Includes passenger automobiles, trucks and buses.) 

Key stations are designated by the symbol °. 

The figures given for key stations and certain others, are the actual counts 
on days noted (marked *). The figures given for the other stations are calculated 
values derived from the actual count when taken, as modified by the daily varia- 
tion factors of the appropriate key station. 

Wednesday 
Town Route August 28 

1929 
5,850 



Sta 

No 



1 

1A 

3 

5 

7 

7A 

8 

9 

9B 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
15A 
16 
17 
19 
19A 
20 
20A 
20B 
20C 
21 
21A 
22 
22A 
23 
23A 
24A 
25 
28 
29 
30A 
30B 
30C 
30D 
31 
34 
34A 
35 
36 
36A 
36B 
36C 
39 
40 
40A 
41 
42 
43 
44A 
44B 
47 
48 
48A 
50 

50A 

51 

52A 

52B 

54 

55 

55A 

56 

56A 

56B 

56C 

63 

67 



Abington 

Abington 

Acushnet 

Agawam 

Amesbury 

Amesbury 

Amherst 

Andover 

Andover 

Cambridge 

Ashburnham 

Ashby . 

Ashfield 

Ashland 

Athol ° 

Athol . 

Attleboro ° 

Auburn 

Ayer . 

Ayer 

Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Barnstable 

Barre . 

Barre . 

Becket ° 

Becket . 

Bedford 

Bedford 

Belchertown 

Bellingham 

Berlin . 

Bernardston 

Beverly 

Beverly 

Beverly 

Beverly 

Billerica 

Bolton . 

Bolton . 

Boston . 

Bourne 

Bourne 

Bourne 

Bourne 

Boylston 

Braintree 

Braintree 

Brewster 

Bridgewater 

Brimfield 

Brockton 

Brockton 

Buckland 

Burlington 

Burlington 

Canton 

Canton 

Carlisle 

Carver . 

Carver . 

Charlton 

Chatham 

Chatham 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Clarksburg 

Concord 



102-123 

58-123 

105 

5A 

110 

110 

109-116 

28-133 

28 

2 

119 

108-119 

112-116 

135 

2-32 

2 

1-123 

12 

2 

2-110 

6-132 

6-49 

28-49 

28-130 

32-122 

32-67 

8-20 

8-20 

2A-62 

2A-4-62 

21 

140 

62 

5-10 

9 7-1 A 

1A-62 

1A-127 

127- 

3 

117 

110-117 

43 

6-28 

3-6 

6 

28 

110 

37-58 

37-58 

6-24 

28 

32-131 

28-37 

28-28 

2-112 

3-62 

3-62 

138-58 

138 

2A-126 

58-101 

58-101 

124-124A 

28 

25-28 

3-4 

4-110 

3 

4-126 

8 

2-111 



913 
5,289 
6,851 
4,748 
8,189 
8,436 



929 
2,171 

4,476 
3,784 
3,637 
9,816 
8,681 
5,326 
4,738 
4,824 
5,115 
3,110 
2,336 
1,843 
1,513 
2,006 
1,880 
3.816 
4,320 
1,883 
1,735 
1,607 
3,093 
6,334 
9,700 

17,150 
8,130 
5,235 
1,033 
2,388 

41,445 
9,762 
4,790 
4,155 
5,852 

6,016 
5,043 

5,045 
2,143 
8,163 
7,756 

5,021 

5,078 
9,877 
9,935 
1,233 
1,237 
1,497 

6,025 

7,772 
7,543 
7,865 
4,159 
1,519 
4,491 



Wednesday 
August 20 
1930 
5,688* 
4,288 
939 
4,116* 
5,968* 
3,472 
3,587 

10,908 
6,803* 

24,073* 
749 
1,743 

950* 
2,844 
4,407* 
5,089 
9,723* 
7,227 
3,993 
4,362 
4,868 
5,625* 
3,770 
2,438* 
1,726 
1,112 
1,835* 
1,754* 
5,126 
5,524 
2,526 
2,323 
1,622 
3,444 
7,331* 
9,481 

17,470 
7,470 
4,743 
1,204* 
1,938* 

47.817 
9,478* 
6,433* 
5,377 
6,130 
2,749* 
7,858* 
7,605 
3,698* 
4,477 
2,402* 
8,057 
7,014* 
3,122 
5,494 
4,487 

12,041* 

10,487 
905 
1,618 
1,636 
3,217* 
6,375 
3,688 
8,096* 
5,491 
8,366* 
4,455 
847 
4,691 



Sunday 
August 25 
1929 
9,594 



1,954 
8,038 
9,781 
7,294 
14,576 
15,268 



2,508 
5,853 

10,445 

7,134 

6,873 

16,133 

18,012 

13,417 

11,932 

10,416 

10,997 

6,243 

4,061 

3,071 

2,540 

5,054 

4,405 

9,676 

10,956 

3,257 

3,505 

2.983 

5,319 

14,021 

21,413 

37,729 

17,323 

8,990 

2,270 

5,012 

73,326 

19,409 

10,292 

9,033 

10,212 

11,211 

9,437 

9,401 

3,601 

14,916 

14,658 

9,684 
9,794 
18,470 
18,571 
3,119 
2,963 
3,577 

7,643 

15,772 
18,971 
15,887 
10,560 
2,384 
12,839 



Sunday 

August 24 

1930 

8,057 

6,075 

1,945 

6,151 

9,398 

5,467 

6,695 

19,563 

12,198 

23,942 

1,867 

4,938 

2,157 

5,587 

8,586* 

9.591 

15,104* 

11,804 

9,953 

10,873 

9,914 

11,455 

7,677 

4,965 

3,413 

2,198 

3,940* 

3,692 

14,513 

15,640 

4,771 

4,735 

3,009 

7,294 

15,708 

20,317 

37,434 

16,006 

10,317 

2,233 

3,595 

80,086 

19,302 

13,101 

10,952 

12,485 

5,302 

15,602 

15,118 

4,398 

8,901 

4,535 

16,017 

12,723 

7,107 

11,948 

9,760 

24,804 

21,606 

2,562 

3,433 

3,473 

6,087 

6,438 

3,725* 

17,609* 

15,544 

18,087 

12,612 

2,083 

12,679 



P.D. 54 



37 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Town 



67A 


Concord . 


67C 


Concord . 


67D 


Concord . 


69 


Cummington 


70 


Dalton . 


72 


Danvers ° 


72A 


Danvers 


73 


Dartmouth 


74 


Dedham 


74A 


Dedham ° 


74B 


Dedham . 


75 


Deerfield ° . 


76 


Dennis . 


76A 


Dennis . 


77 


Dighton 


81 


Dudley 


83 


Duxbury 


85 


E. Bridgewater 


86 


E. Brookfield 


88 


Easthampton 


88A 


Easthampton 


90 


Easton ° 


90A 


Easton . 


90B 


Easton . 


90C 


Easton . 


90D 


Easton . 


90E 


Easton . 


92 


Egremont 


93 


Enfield 


95 


Essex . . 


95A 


Essex 


97 


Fairhaven 


98 


Fall River 


99 


Falmouth 


00 


Fitchburg 


00A 


Fitchburg 


02 


Foxboro 


03 


Framingham 


03A 


Framingham 


04A 


Franklin 


05 


Freetown 


06A 


Gardner 


08 


Georgetown . 


08A 


Georgetown . 


10 


Gloucester 


11 


Goshen 


13 


Grafton 


13A 


Grafton 


13B 


Grafton 


16 


Gt. Barrington 


16A 


Gt. Barrington 


16B 


Gt. Barrington 


16D 


Great Barrington 


17 


Greenfield 


17A 


Greenfield 


17B 


Greenfield 


19 


Groton . 


19A 


Groton . 


15 B 


Groton . 


20 


Groveland 


21 


Hadley . 


22 


Halifax 


25 


Hancock 


26 


Hanover 


26A 


Hanover 


.27A 


Hanson 


27B 


Hanson 


29 


Harvard 


30 


Harwich 


32 


Haverhill 


35 


Hingham 


35A 


Hingham 


35B 


Hingham 


36 


Hinsdale 


37 


Holbrook 


38 


Holden . 


.38A 


Holden . 


38B 


Holden . 


40 


Holliston 


.41 


Holyoke ° . 


L41A 


Holyoke 


L43 


Hopkinton 


.45 


Hudson 


.47 


Huntington . 





Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 




1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


117-126 


1,827 


1,714 


4,121 


4,633 


2-62 


6,796 


7,325 


19,436 


19,797 


62 


2,557 


2,867 


7,312 


7,751 


9-112 


2,064 


844 


3,117 


1,960 


8-10 9-A 


5,380 


2,965 


8,183 


6,883 


1-114 


-9,494 


11,379* 


21,073 


25,084* 


162 


9,677 


11,017 


21,691 


24,397 


6 


8,432 


9,132* 


16,003 


13,393 


1 


12,716 


11,107 


23,525 


18,471 


1 


10,548 


10,417* 


19,546 


17,068* 


128-137 


9,985 


7,254 


18,501 


11,930 


5-10-116 


5,803 


5,500* 


9,836 


10,272* 


6-134 


2,727 


3,091 


3,981 


3,677 


28-134 


4,304 


5,185* 


5,412 


6,167 


138 


3,814 


5,069 


6,865 


6,743 


131 


7,494 


4,926 


19,954 


8,100 


3A-19 


— 


3,521 


_ 


6,013 


102-106 


2,862 


3,275 


5,384 


4,639 


20-67 


6,597 


4,925 


11,362 


9,415 


10 


6,146 


6,182 


7,082 


9,231 


5 


8,966 


8,145 


10,425 


12,169 


138-123 


8,263 


8,182* 


15,502 


' 16,149* 


106-123 


1,813 


2,174 


3,378 


4,322 


106-123 


6,665 


7,108 


12,474 


14,131 


106-138 


1,305 


1,226 


2,442 


2,438 


138 


7,805 


8,070 


14,615 


15,854 


138 


7,574 


8,277 


14,037 


17,052 


17 


1,914 


1,925 


2,991 


2,945 


109-21 


1,879 


1,903 


3,520 


3,641 


121 


3,716 


3,452 


7,803 


7,057 


— 


3,253 


5,336 


6,809 


9,608 


6 


9,292 


8,053 


20,045 


17,148 


138 


10,038 


13,865 


18,918 


20,335 


28 


5,058 


5,375 


8,840 


10,945 


2-12 


4,382 


7,321 


10,957 


18,254 


2-120 


2,821 


5,079 


7,053 


12,660 


140 


3,588 


3,330 


8,216 


6,495 


115 


4,933 


6,584 


11,576 


12,938 


126-135 


— 


15,859 


— 


31,157 


140 


3,719 


3,856 


7,512 


7,860 


104-140 


3,256 


3,081 


7,040 


6,558 


2-68 


— 


6,357 


_ 


12,795 


97-133 


2,973 


3,104 


4,722 


6,137 


97-123 


1,356 


1,490 


2,142 


2,946 


121-127 


12,965 


12,859 


27,109 


29,197 


109-112 


3,381 


1,577 


5,058 


3,675 


122-140 


2,954 


4,287* 


6,144 


8,934 


122-115 


3,653 


4,606* 


7,642 


9,488 


122-122A 


4,118 


4,999 


8,619 


8,221* 


7-17 


6,126 


6,010 


9,480 


9,193 


7-118 


6,370 


5,999* 


9,859 


9,173 


7 


5,333 


5,501* 


8,333 


8,411 


17-71-118 


— 


2,518 


— 


3,854 


2 


4,166 


5,029 


7,162 


10,651 


5 


5,059 


4,801 


8,686 


10,166 


5 


5,818 


5,388 


10,006 


11,411 


2A-119 


1,723 


1,364 


4,648 


3,864 


119-2A 


2,750 


2,031 


7,420 


5,756 


11 9-2 A 


2,531 


2,010 


5,084 


5,695 


125-97 


4,380 


4,067* 


6,729 


7,924 


109 


3,606 


3,642 


5,446 


6,670 


58-106 


2,000 


2,356* 


4,780 


5,000 


2 


388 


248 


594 


565 


3-123 


4,497 


4,918 


8,647 


9,237 


3 


5,343 


6,375* 


9,510 


11,972 


19-58 


_ 


2,757 


— 


4,617 


15-58 


— 


2,339* 


— 


3,917 


110-111 


2,103 


2,213* 


5,268 


5,502 


24-28 


_ 


5,278 


_ 


5,330 


110 


10,757 


8,822* 


16,549 


17,644 


3A 


14,289 


12,942 


25,556 


22,173 


3A 


13,065 


13,385 


21,820 


22,417 


3 


_ 


5,180 


— 


8,675 


8-109 


2,240 


1,938 


3,399 


4,516 


37 


_ 


6,243 


_ 


12,411 


122A-68 


2,048 


1,797 


3,413 


3,510 


122A 


4,050 


3,096* 


6,750 


6,046 


122A-120 


3,113 


3,788 


5,198 


7,401 


126 


3,566 


3,707 


6,954 


6,094 


5 


10,030 


10,357* 


15,194 


15,479* 


5 


8,348 


14,164 


9,560 


23,880 


85 


2,254 


2,116 


4,173 


3,926 


62-85 


3,219 


3,767 


5,833 


6,988 


66-112 


492 


531 


1,209 


1,129 



38 



P.D. 54 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Sta. 






No. 


Town 


147A 


Huntington . 


148 


Ipswich ° 




149 


Kingston ° 




149B 


Kingston 




150 


Lakeville 




152 


Lanesborough 




154 


Lee 




155 


Leicester 




156 


Lenox ° 




157 


Leominster . 




159 


Lexington 




159B 


Lexington 




159C 


Lexington 




159D 


Lexington 




159E 


Lexington 




161 


Lincoln 




162 


Littleton ° . 




162A 


Littleton ° . 




164 


Lowell 




164A 


Lowell 




166 


Lunenburg . 




166A 


Lunenburg 




167 


Lynn . , 




167B 


Lynn . 




168 


Lynnfield 




169 


Maiden 




171 


Mansfield 




171A 


Mansfield 




172 


Marblehead 




173 


Marion 




174 


Marlborough 


174A 


Marlborough 


175 


Marshfield . 


176 


Mashpee 




178 


Maynard 




179 


Medfield 




180 


Medford 




180A 


Medford 




181 


Medway 




183 


Men don 




185 


Methuen 




185B 


Methuen 




185C 


Methuen 




186 


Middleborough 


186A 


Mi ddlebo rough 


188 


Middleton 


189 


Milford 




189A 


Milford 




190 


Millbury 




191 


Millis 




192 


Millville 




193 


Milton 




193A 


Milton 




193B 


Milton 




193C 


Milton 




195 


Monson 




202 


Natick 




202A 


Natick 




203 


Needham 




203A 


Needham 




208 


Newburyport ° 


208B 


Newburyport 


211 


Newton 


211A 


Newton 




211B 


Newton 




211C 


Newton 




211D 


Newton 




213A 


North Adams 


214 


Northampton 


215 


No. Andover 


215A 


No. Andover 


215B 


No. Andover ° 


215C 


No. Andover 


215B 


No. Andover 


216A 


No. Attleboro 


218 


Northbridge 


220 


Northfield 


221 


No. Reading 


221A 


No. Reading ° 


223 


Norwell 


227 


Orange 




228 


Orleans ° 




229 


Otis . 




230 


Oxford ° 







Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 




1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


20-112 


2,816 


4,098 


7,039 


8,632 


1A-121 


5,110 


4,826* 


10,834 


10,607* 


3-3A 


4,348 


4,747* 


10,455 


10,014 


15-106 


— 


2,470 


— 


5.242 


104-105 


1,168 


1,173* 


2,499 


2,429 


7 


1,075 


1,771* 


1,658 


4,020 


20-141 


3,670 


3,849 


5,695 


5,535 


20 


7,694 


6,896 


13,250 


13,184 


20-7 


6,097 


5,962* 


9,491 


8,850* 


12 


4,915 


6,133 


9,437 


11,913 


2-128 


7,260 


8,862 


20,733 


23,945 


2A-2 


11,553 


11,122 


48,506 


31,486 


2A-2 


12,976 


12,219* 


36,911 


34,591 


2 


5,248 


5,472 


14,999 


14,785 


128- 


3,866 


4,494 


8,699 


12,724 


117- 


4,184 


3,850 


9,372 


7,142 


119-110 


4,044 


3,817* 


10,831 


9,481* 


— 


2,747 


3,353* 


5,466 


6,034* 


3B-133 


7,545 


7,704 


12,902 


13,550 


3B 


8,361 


8,661 


14,333 


15,231 


2 


2,611 


3,041 


6,652 


7,581 


2 


3,783 


4,470 


9,494 


11,142 


1A-129 


10,361 


11,993* 


22,794 


25,698 


1A-129 


15,930 


8,627* 


35,167 


18,486 


1-128 


11,328 


15,003* 


25,076 


32,599 


1-60 


13,361 


18,453 


34,692 


40,084 


106- 


1,586 


1,560 


3,632 


3.042 


140- 


3,290 


3,700 


7,529 


7,216 


129- 


9,810 


7.432 


21,581 


15,925 


6-105 


5,322 


5,797 


11,580 


11,527 


20- 


7,425 


7,836 


13,513 


14,292 


20- 


5,951 


8,848 


10,842 


16,138 


3A- 


4,755 


6,415 


12,212 


10,948 


28- 


2,063 


2,173 


3,586 


4,425 


117-62 


2,248 


2,750 


5,018 


5,100 


137- 


3,436 


3,762 


6,700 


6,168 


28- 


13,051 


9,990 


25,123 


18,438 


1-28 


— 


50,340 


— 


92,969 


137- 


2,054 


2,459 


4,005 


4,044 


126- 


2,724 


2,289 


5,341 


4,665 


28- 


7,608 


12,278 


13,821 


23,048 


110- 


7,067 


7,294 


12,732 


14,589 


110- 


5,887. 


5,970 


10,693 


11,945 


*<*-101 


8,339 


7,291 


17,209 


7,891 


28- 


4,839 


4,556 


9,955 


9,326 


62-114 


3,694 


5,570 


8,338 


10,084 


-f> 6-137 


3,631 


4,364 


6,120 


7.177 


140 


— 


2,173 


— 


3,574 


122A- 


5,869 


3,702* 


12,294 


6,088 


137- 


2,545 


2,563 


4,963 


4.215 


122— 


3,758 


4,142* 


7,867 


8,789* 


2^-128 


6,628 


4,451 


12,394 


8,846 


28- 


4.425 


2,853 


8,201 


5,878 


128- 


9,620 


10,842* 


17,989 


22.334 


28-138 


— 


22,007 


— 


45,342 


32 A 


1,667 


895 


2,794 


1,690 


135- 


6,657 


8,765 


12,193 


14.407 


115- 


3,895 


4,246 


7.283 


6.982 


12^-135 


4,483 


4,687 


8,324 


7,708 


128 


— 


5,075 


— 


9,243 


1-1A 


11,574 


11,394* 


18,338 


17,957* 


125 


— 


4,265 


— 


7.340 


20A-128 


8,394 


12,276 


15,729 


23,153 


115 A 


8,870 


9,153 


16,582 


17,262 


115A-128 


6,478 


9,645 


12,139 


18,191 


115-128 


6,005 


10,140 


11,122 


19,124 


20 A 


— 


9,755 


— 


18,398 


8- 


4,930 


2,703 


7,739 


6,694 


5-10 


10,374 


7,697* 


15,887 


14.096 


114-123 


4,565 


3,518 


8,292 


7,036 


125-133 


6,773 


4,885 


7,353 


9,171 


114-125 


6,802 


6,268* 


9,272 


12,560* 


133-125 


4,177 


4,958 


7,560 


9,310 


125- 


4,926 


5,020 


8,876 


12,236 


1- 


9,523 


8,808* 


16,284 


15,085 


122- 


4,020 


4,227 


8,415 


7,637 


10-63 


1,991 


2,161 


3,388 


4.032 


28-62 


7,573 


8,061 


15,058 


15,878 


28-62 


7,839 


7,994* 


14,470 


14,828* 


3 


5.888 


6,542* 


11,187 


12,286 


2-78 


2,262 


3,068 


4,234 


5,741 


6-28 


3,183 


4,002* 


4,303 


4,452 # 


8- 


637 


903 


1,483 


1,918 


12-124 


4,209 


6,528* 


8,788 


10,813 # 



P.D. 54 



39 





Motor Vehicle Traffic at 


Intersections (Continued) 




Sta. 
No. 




Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


Town Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 






1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


2 30 A 


Oxford . . . 12 


_ 


5,377 





7,750 


231 


Palmer 






20-32 


5,961 


4,673 


10,046 


8,827 


231A 


Palmer . 






32-32A 


2,245 


1,828 


3,806 


3,452 


231B 


Palmer , 






32- 


2,577 


1,806 


4,319 


3,410 


233A 


Peabody 






128- 


. 8,836 


8,476 


19,439 


18,417 


233B 


Peabody 






114- 


6.817 


6,235 


15,064 


13.548 


235 


Pembroke 






3-19 


_ 


3,496 





8,382 


235A 


Pembroke 






3-19 


_ 


4,022 





9,643 


236 


Pepperell 






119-113 


1,215 


1,052 


3,276 


2,981 


238 


Petersham 






32- 


879 


1,334 


1,476 


2,638 


240 


Pittsfield ° 






109-8 


8,8.96 


7,797* 


13,646 


17,862* 


240A 


Pittsfield 






20-118 


5,173 


2,929 


7,850 


4,347 


243A 


Plymouth 






3 


2,663 


2,761 


6,379 


5,755 


244 


Plympton 






58-106 


1,569 


1,830 


3,758 


3,883 


246 


Princeton 






64-120 


841 


675 


1,618 


1,310 


246A 


Princeton 






64-120 


642 


583 


1,233 


1,125 


247 


Provincetowr 


l 




6- 


3,601 


3,607 


4,742 


4,012 


248 


Quincy 






3- 


14,527 


13,288 


25,703 


22,254 


248A 


Quincy 






28-58 


4,963 


3,597* 


9,280 


7,151 


248B 


Quinnebaug 






131- 


2,598 


1,662 


6,621 


2,733 


249 


Randolph 






28- 


6,870 


5,411 


12,847 ' 


10.756 


250 


Raynham 






102 


1,269 


1,626* 


2,374 


3,232 


250A 


Raynham 






138- 


5,848 


6,008 


10,945 


11,803 


251 


Reading 






28- 


8,512 


8,826 


16,387 


16,296 


253 


Revere 






1A- 


14,095 


14,097 


31,008 


30,209 


253A 


Revere 






1A- 


20,495 


20,161* 


45,243 


43,201 


253B 


Revere 






1A- 


14,951 


14,546 


32,891 


31,171 


253C 


Revere 






1A-107 


36,033 


40,390 


79,620 


86,549 


253D 


Revere 






60-107 


13,816 


17,100 


30,583 


36,642 


253E 


Revere 






107- 


10,332 


18,810 


37,350 


40,307 


256A 


Rockland 






123-58 


4,419 


4,160 


7,929 


6,965 


256B 


Rockland 






123 


— 


3,563* 


— 


5,940 


257 


Rockport 






127- 


4,512 


4,321 


9,529 


9,811 


259 


Rowley 






1-133 


6,918 


7,634 


12,451 


13,021 


259B 


Rowley 






1A-133 


2,837 


2,894 


5,119 


4,938 


260 


Russell , 






20- 


3,314 


3,180* 


8,091 


6,697 


262 


Rutland 






122-122A 


2,446 


2,191* 


4,076 


4,334 


263 


Salem 






1A- 


9,472 


8,781 


11,487 


18,817 


263B 


Salem 






129 


— 


10,228 


— 


22,389 


263C 


Salem 






107-128 


— 


6,640 


— 


14.228 


264 


Salisbury 






1-1A 


11,618 


11,881 


16,580 


20,441 


264A 


Salisbury 






1A- 


3.379 


4,404 


4.817 


5,207 


266 


Sandwich 






6-130 


6,291 


5,182 


13,586 


10,554 


267 


Saugus 






1-129 


8,648 


10,038 


19,195 


21,812 


267B 


Sauigus 






1 


— 


10,213 


— 


22,181 


269 


Scituate 






3A- 


6,437 


6,010* 


16,479 


10,264 


269A 


Scituate 






3A-123 


4,078 


4,433 


10,412 


7,572 


269E 


Seabrook 






1-110 


7,563 


6,965 


10,701 


8,238 


270 


Seekonk 








1,877 


2,255 


3,648 


3,621 


270A 


Seekonk 






'. 6- 


9,839 


15,418 


19,087 


24,757 


270B 


Seekonk 






101 


— 


9,377 


— 


13,885 


271 


Sharon 






15 


— 


4,181 


— 


7,615 


272 


Sheffield 






7-17 


3,920 


2,849 


6,203 


4,359 


274 


Sherborn 






15-16 


— 


1,725 


— 


3.390 


276 


Shrewsbury 




20- 


15,220 


15,647 


27,687 


28,544 


276A 


Shrewsbury 




20- 


11,540 


10,422 


20,993 


19,009 


278 


Somerset ° 




103-138 


12,894 


17,982* 


24,309 


26,554* 


278A 


Somerset 




103- 


7,613 


6,946 


10,055 


9,788 


278B 


Somerset 




138- 


4,747 


4,992* 


8,554 


6,639 


279 


Somerville 




1-128-3B 


— 


18,155 


— 


51,397 


281 


Southborough 




85-115 


1,815 


1,869 


3,440 


3,468 


282 


Southbridge 




124- 


4,193 


2,824 


9,685 


5,345 


282A 


Southbridge 




131- 


3.718 


2,631 


8,588 


4,979 


283 


So. Hadley 




116-139 


4,603 


5,544* 


7,036 


6,475 


284 


Southwick 




10-57 


5,352 


3,168 


6,610 


4.735 


286 


Springfield 




5- 


8,872 


9.156 


13,485 


13,682 


286A 


Springfield 




20-21 


8,813 


7,513 


14,872 


11,226 


286B 


Springfield 




20-20A 


8,446 


9,017 


14,153 


13,471 


287 


Sterling 




12-62 


2,938 


2,913 


5,641 


5,658 


288 


Stockbridge 




7-141 


4,872 


5,250* 


7,541 


8,033 


288A 


Stockbridge 




7-141 


1,844 


2,170 


2,881 


3,591 


290 


Stouighton . 




138- 


8,040 


9,160 


15,035 


18,872 


291 


Stow 






62-117 


2,324 


2,372 


5,191 


4,399 


292A 


Sturbridge 






124-131 


— 


3,164 


— 


5,988 


292B 


Sturbridge 






124-131 


— 


1,943* 


— 


3,676 


293 


Sudbury ° 






20-126 


8,064 


8,206* 


15,109 


15,216* 


293A 


Sudbury 






20-126 


8,006 


7,906 


15,050 


14,666 


293B 


Sudbury 






126- 


2,297 


2,646 


5,317 


4,908 


297 


Swansea 






103- 


3,107 


3,250 


6,040 


5,218 


297B 


Swansea 






6-136 


— 


10,992 


— 


17,648 


298 


Taunton 






101- 


3,377 


2,951* 


7,145 


6,404 


298A 


Taunton 






101- 


3,295 


3,934 


5,665 


8,147 


298B 


Taunton ° 






140-101 


5,158 


4,633* 


11,347 


9,721* 


298C 


Taunton 






140- 


2,911 


3,292 


6,662 


7,098 



40 



P.D. 54 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Sta. 






Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


No. 


Town 


Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 








1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


299 


Templeton 


2- 


2,711 


3,419 


5,421 


6,883 


299A 


Templeton 


2-32 


2,100 


2,937 


4,199 


5,913 


299B 


Templeton 


68-32 


3,048 


3,890 


6,128 


7,828 


300 


Tewksbury . , 


3B- 


2,990 


3,161 


5,143 


-$,556 


303 


Topsfield . . , 


1-97 


6,794 


7,498 


15,198 


16,608 


303B 


Topsfield 


1- 


7,087 


7,051 


15,804 


15,618 


306 


Tyngsborough . , 


3-3B 


6,357 


6,757* 


12,841 


14,609 


306A 


Tyngsborough . , 


3-113 


6,064 


6,280* 


12,249 


13,577 


312 


Walpole 


1- 


10,300 


9,579 


19,032 


15,753 


312A 


Walpole . . , 


1-15 


— 


10,314 


— 


21,025 


313 


Waltham 


20-117 


15,446 


15,991* 


28,392 


25,202 


313A 


Waltham . . , 


20-60 


18,244 


19,716* 


33,535 


31,072 


314 


Ware 


109-32 


2,512 


5,418 


4,652 


10,369 


315 


Wareham 


6- 


5,827 


6,067 


11,988 


12,420 


315A 


Wareham 


6-28 


8,457 


8,974 


17,421 


18,371 


315B 


Wareham 


28-58 


5,333 


5,394* 


11,109 


11,042 


315C 


Wareham ° 


6 


— 


8,599* 


— 


17,077 


320 


Wayland 


20- 


9,561 


9,362 


17,792 


17,182 


322 


Wellesley 


115- 


4,723 


4,240 


8,832 


6,971 


322A 


Wellesley 


115-115A 


11,431 


12,864 


21,376 


21,144 


322B 


Wellesley 


135- 


10,791 


7,274 


20,042 


11,955 


322C 


Wellesley 


16-135 


— 


11,094 


— 


18,234 


322D 


Wellesley 


16-135 


— 


10,673 


— 


17,542 


326 


Westborough 


135- 


1,532 


1,606 


2,845 


2,980 


326A 


Westborough 


115- 


1,083 


1,638 


2,025 


3,040 


327 


West Boylston ° . 


12-110 


5,521 


3,795* 


11,147 


7,369* 


327A 


West Boylston . 


12-64 


6,524 


5,276 


13,177 


10,250 


328 


W. Bridgewater 


28-106 


8,303 


6,205 


15,549 


12,337 


329 


W. Brookfield ° . 


20-109 


5,857 


4,204* 


10,100 


8,005* 


330A 


Westfield 


20- 


7,097 


6,515 


10,850 


9,730 


330B 


Westfield , 


20 


— 


6,515 


— 


9,730 


331 


Westford 


110-2A 


2,901 


3,078 


7,977 


6,713 


331A 


Westford 


110- 


2,626 


2,737 


7,221 


5,969 


333A 


Westminster 


2- 


3,428 


4,711 


6,856 


9,477 


334 


W. Newbury 


125- 


2,091 


2,271 


3,212 


3,909 


335 


Weston ° 


120-120A 


10,560 


10,980* 


19,225 


18,084* 


335A 


Weston 


20A 


4,996 


4,737* 


9,096 


8,934 


336 


Westport 


6- 


8,793 


10,362 


16,572 


15,199 


337 


W. Springfield 


5-20-5 


16,335 


14,950 


24,907 


22,343 


337A 


W. Springfield 


5-20-20A 


22,242 


21,332 


33,912 


31,875 


337B 


W. Springfield 


20-57 


8,953 


10,212 


15,785 


15,250 


338 


W. Stockbridge 


118-141 


1,942 


1,132 


1,972 


1,733 


340 


Westwood 


1- 


11,770 


13,904 


21,774 


22,864 


341 


Weymouth ° 


3-102 


10,416 


10,521* 


18,704 


17.689* 


341A 


Weymouth . 


3A- 


19,266 


17,721* 


34,485 


29,676 


341B 


Weymouth . 


158-102 


7,097 


6,946 


11,411 


9,840 


341C 


Weymouth . 


102 


— 


6,862 


— 


9,721 


343 


Whitman 


102- 


6,469 


5,649 


10,585 


8,002 


344 


Wilbraham 


20- 


7,655 


5,134 


12,832 


9,699 


345 


Williamsburg 


109-109A 


2,151 


1,319 


3,295 


3,079 


346 


Williamstown 


7- 


2,617 


2,681 


4,006 


6,092 


346A 


Williamstown 


2-7 


1,326 


1,647 


2,034 


3,835 


346B 


Williamstown 


2-7 


5,725 


7,529 


8,785 


17,543 


346D 


Williamstown 


96 


— 


787 


— 


1,792 


347 


Wilmington 


3B-129 


4,737 


4,859 


9,612 


10,569 


347A 


Wilmington 


3B-62 


6,041 


5,669 


12,203 


12,330 


348 


Winchendon 


12- 


2,316 


1,672 


4,364 


3,266 


348A 


Winchendon 


32- 


839 


1,019 


1,584 


1,991 


348B 


Winchendon 


32-12 


4,267 


4,759 


8,064 


9,568 


350 


Windsor 


109- 


2,726 


1,550* 


4,130 


3,611 


352 


Woburn 


3-128 


7,409 


7,009 


14,439 


15,246 


352A 


Woburn 


3B-128 


13,068 


12,318 


26,521 


34,876 


353 


Worcester 


122- 


3,621 


3,493* 


6,033 


6,909 


353A 


Worcester 


12- 


8,968 


7,789 


18,110 


15,120 


354 


Worthington 


109A-112 


646 


830 


980 


1,906 


355 


Wrentham ° 


1-140 


9,144 


9,688* 


17,818 


17,752* 


355A 


Wrentham 


1-142 


6,949 


7,395 


13,528 


12,641 


356 


Yarmouth 


28-132 


6,951 


9,802 


8.968 


19,964 


Total 




2,054,850 


2,110,858 


3,979,055 


4,032,135 



Roadside Maintenance and Development 
Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and other 
growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to the traveled sur- 
face of State highways has been one of the activities of this Department for over 
thirty -five years. This work has been developed more rapidly during recent years 
because it has become recognized that systematic and intelligent control and 
development of all features of the roadside conditions are of value not only 
from the point of view of attractiveness in appearance but as a safety factor 
as well. 



P.D. 54 41 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under competent 
supervision to have charge of this work, not only for the removal and trimming 
of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the selection and planting of 
new growth suitable for the locations. The removal of trees and brush that may 
obstruct vision at curves, intersections or other points on the highways is done 
to insure that operating conditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary 
growth is cleared out in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic loca- 
tions. For the protection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained 
a corps of inspectors to supervise trimming that may be necessary for the con- 
struction of light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work there 
are three nurseries maintained in which the types of trees and shrubs suitable 
for use on the highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available for use by 
the Department. 

During the year 1,573 trees were planted, making a total for the past twenty-six 
years of 59,677 trees planted; and in this year 6,261 shrubs and 207 evergreens 
have been planted throughout the State; in addition, 28,845 small pines have been 
planted on bare slopes and ragged cuts. 



Tercentenary Signs 

Under the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Resolves of 1930, the Department 
was authorized to prepare and erect signs and suitable markers, including such 
as may be selected by the Massachusetts, Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, 
with suitable inscriptions, indicating the ancient ways of the Puritan times and 
the structures or places relating to or associated with the early settlements within 
the Commonwealth. These signs and markers, after being erected, are required 
to be maintained by the Department from appropriations made for the maintenance 
of highways. 

The locations of these signs and markers were selected jointly by the local 
authorities of the cities and towns and the Tercentenary Commission with due 
consideration as to visibility, proper height and position. A total of 273 ter- 
centenary signs were erected. 

Regulation of Traffic on Highways During the Winter of 1929-1930 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, by chapters 180 and 342, Acts of 1925, and by section 1, 
chapter 353, Acts of 1930, the Department on January 28, 1930, adopted regu- 
lations, and gave public notice thereof, providing that no person shall drive, operate 
or move any vehicle or object which with its load weighs more than ten thousand 
pounds over certain State highways without a permit therefor during the season. 
These regulations were in effect in the following counties during the periods 
stated : — 

Barnstable County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Berkshire County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Bristol County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Franklin County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Hampden County, February 17 to April 1, 1930. 

Hampshire County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Norfolk County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Plymouth County, February 24 to March 18, 1930. 

Essex County, March 1 to April 1, 1930. 

Middlesex County, March 1 to April 1, 1930. 

Worcester County, March 1 to April 8, 1930. 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 
Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to cooperation between the United States and the states in the con- 
struction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 



42 P.D. 54 

approved November 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Depart- 
ment for the years 1920-1927, inclusive. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massa- 
chusetts: — 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1917 $73,850 94 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 147, 70> 90 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1919 958,145 15 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1920 1,400,078 27 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1921 1,472,788 83 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1922 1,096,176 04 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 730,784 03 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1924 950,448 62 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1925 1,089,806 22 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1926 1,099,891 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1927 1,089,055 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1928 1,089,100 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1929 . . . . ' . . . 1,088,808 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1930 1,090,077 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1931 1,821,569 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1932 1,813,916 00 

Total $17,012,196 00 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to November 30, 1930, 
is $10,842,971.08. 

Projects to the number of 32 have been prepared in addition to those shown 
in the report of the Department of Public Works for 1929. The total mileage 
included in the various Federal aid road projects in this state, from the com- 
mencement of work of this character to November 30, 1930, inclusive, is 782.396. 
The mileage in various counties is : — 

Barnstable, 82.697 miles Hampden, 50.502 miles 

Berkshire, 105.483 miles Hampshire, 43.021 miles 

Bristol, 78.560 miles Middlesex, 61.973 miles 

Dukes, 3.117 miles Norfolk, 44.273 miles 

Essex, 62.037 miles Plymouth, 86.296 miles 

Franklin, 35.572 miles Worcester, 128.865 miles 





Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects * 


to Nov. 


30 


, 1930 








Amount of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


1 


Acushnet-Fairhaven 


2.182 


$21,820 


00 


$21,820 


00 


Work completed. 


2 


Hanover ..... 


2.708 


19,480 


36 


19,480 


36 


Work completed. 


R2 


Hanover ..... 


2.615 


39,225 


00 






Work completed. 


3 


Malden-Melrose-Saugus , . 


1.162 


11,620 


00 


11,620 


00 


Work completed. 


4 


Danvers ..... 


1.325 


15,460 


22 


15,460 


22 


Work completed. 


5 


Windsor-Dalton . 


3.240 


64,800 


00 


64,800 


00 


Work completed. 


6 


Sandwich .... 


1.818 


10,678 


02 


10,678 


02 


Work completed. 


7 


Cummington .... 


4.659 


86.816 


53 


86,816 


53 


Work completed. 


8 


Athol-Petersham . 


7.016 


90,074 


51 


90,074 


51 


Work completed. 


9 


Saugus ..... 


3.122 


65,472 


27 


65,472 


27 


Work completed. 


10 


Braintree ..... 


2.420 


40,554 


80 


40,554 


80 


Work completed. 


11 


Concord-Acton-Littleton 


4.849 


77,600 


87 


77,600 


87 


Work completed. 


12 


Ipswich .... 


. 2.173 


21,851 


50 


21,851 


50 


Work completed. 


13 


Littleton-Groton 


6.450 


130,504 


25 


130,504 


25 


Work completed. 


14 


Barnstable .... 


. 3.331 


22,687 


65 


22,687 


65 


Work completed. 


15 


Norwell-Hingham 


4.380 


59,501 


75 


59,501 


75 


Work completed. 


17 


Lynnfield-Peabody 


. 1.794 


35,880 


00 


35,880 


00 


Work completed. 


18 


Lunenburg 


2.797 


55,940 


00 


55,940 


00 


Work completed. 


19 


Taunton ..... 


2.116 


42,320 


00 


42,320 


00 


Work completed. 


20 


Tewksburv 


2.909 


35,211 


82 


35,211 


82 


Work completed. 


21 


Pittsfield-Hancock 


3.637 


72,483 


32 


72.483 


32 


Work completed. 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston 


. 6.426 


88,270 


71 


88,270 


71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington 


2.123 


31,348 


89 


31,348 


89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk .... 


2.756 


19,527 


75 


19,527 


75 


Work completed. 


R24 


Seekonk .... 


2.756 


41,340 


00 


41,340 


00 


Work completed. 



All of these projects are now, or will be later. State highways. 



P.D. 54 



43 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 {Continued) 

Town or City Miles 



No 

25 
26 

27 



29 
30 
31 
32 
33 



34 
35 
36 



37 
38 
39 



40 
41 
42 
43 
44 



45 

46 

47 
50 
51 



52 
53 



54 



55 
56 
57 
58 
59 
60 
61 
62 



63 

64 

65 

69 

70 

71 

72 

73 

74 

R74 

75 

76 
77 
78 
79 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 



Amount 
received 



Remarks 



Billerica .... 
Greenfield-Shelburne : 

Section 1 . . . 

Section 2 
Hamilton-Wenham 
Lanesborough: 

Section A 

Section B 
Ware .... 

Brimfield .... 
Danvers-Peabody 
Huntington 
Acton-Littleton : 

Section A 

Section B . . . 

Dudley . 

Haverhill-Methuen 
Eastham- Wellfieet-Provincetown : 

Section A 

Section B 

Section C 
Egremont 
Peabody-Danvers 
Williamstown-New Ashford- 
Lanesborough : 

Section A 

Section B 

Section C 
East Brookfield 
Ashby 
Washington 
Leicester 
Goshen-Cummington-Windsor : 

Section A 
B 
C 
D 



79B Great Barrington 



80 Lee: 



Section 
Section 



0.578 $38,389 77 $38,389 77 Work completed. 



Section 

Section 

Section 
Palmer : 

Sections A and C . . 

Upton-Hopedale : 

Section A . 
Barre-Oakham 
Lunenburg 
Mendon-Uxbridge : 

Section A 

Section B 
Oxford . . 

East Brookfield-Spencer-West 
Brookfield: 

Section A 

Section B 
Leicester: 

Section A 

Section B 
Quincy 
Stoughton 

Winchester- Woburn 
Littleton 
Egremont 
Middleton-Danvers 
Winchendon-Templeton 
Danvers-Topsfield : 

Section A 
Section B 
Essex-Ipswich 
Norwood 
North Adams 
Haverhill 
Palmer 
Wrentham 
Walpole 
Southwick 
Becket 
Becket . 

Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury: 

Section A 
Norfolk 
Merrimac 
Burlington . 
Great Barrington 



5.134 
4.401 
1.766 

0.990 
2.690 
2.626 
4.206 
1.107 
3.078 

2.182 
1.624 
1.359 
4.544 

10.690 
6.548 
8.043 
1.164 
2.827 



0.020 
3.323 
4.590 
1.011 
1.250 
2.291 
0.638 

1.494 
1.479 
3.780 
3.022 

1.795 

1.672 
1.737 
1.763 

1.959 
2.504 
3.208 



0.890 
1.682 

0.829 
2.691 
0.549 
2.141 
3.042 
1.345 
0.784 
1.907 
5.393 

3.009 
3.513 
4.489 
1.065 
1.638 
2.657 
2.550 
1.846 
3.078 
6.879 
0.156 
0.189 

10.207 
1.447 
1.020 
3.761 
2.991 
0.028 

0.909 
0.283 



102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 

25,847 25 
27,180 00 
90,880 00 



91,347 
75,935 
86,130 
20,579 
56.540 



9,123 
65,980 
68,850 
20,220 
22,141 
45.820 
12,760 



85 
60 
51 
07 
00 



64 
00 
00 
00 
03 
00 
00 



29,880 00 
50,183 37 
82,915 42 
56,786 10 

35.900 00 



33,440 
37,200 
35,260 



00 
75 
00 



39,180 00 
50,080 00 
64,160 00 



17,800 00 
33.640 00 

16.580 00 

53,820 00 

10,980 00 

42,820 00 

59,131 31 

26,900 00 

15,678 18 

38.224 70 

106,117 44 



60,180 
76,959 
89,780 
21,300 
32,760 
53,049 
51,000 
36,940 
61,560 
111,757 
13,095 
10,988 

207,163 
28,940 
20,397 
75,220 
59,820 
10,098 



00 
91 
00 
00 
00 
24 
00 
00 
00 
95 
66 
45 

37 
00 
73 
00 
00 



102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 



19,780 
53,800 
46,557 
84,120 
22,140 
97,163 



00 
00 
55 
00 
00 
48 



43,640 00 
25,847 25 
27,180 00 
90,880 00 



91,347 
75,935 
86,130 
20,579 
56,540 



9,123 
65,980 
68,850 
20,220 
22,141 
45,820 
12,760 



85 
60 
51 
07 
00 



64 
00 
00 
00 
03 
00 
00 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



29,880 00 
50,183 37 
82,915 42 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 



35,900 00 Work completed. 



18,180 00 
4,245 00 



33,440 00 

37,200 75 

35,260 00 

39,180 00 

50,080 00 

64.160 00 



17,800 00 

33,640 00 

16,580 00 

53,820 00 

10,980 00 

42,820 00 

59,131 31 

26,900 00 

15,678 18 

38,224 70 

106,117 44 

60,180 00 

76,959 91 

89,780 00 

21,300 00 

32,760 00 

53,049 24 

51,000 00 

36,940 00 

61,560 00 

111,757 95 

13,095 66 



207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 
8,522 99 

18,180 00 
4,245 00 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 



44 



P.D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 (Continued) 









Amounl 


.of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


83 


Pembroke .... 


. 2.121 


$31,815 


00 


$31,815 


00 **Work completed. 


84 


Sterling- West Boylston 


. 3.491 


51,974 


04 


51,974 


04 


Work completed. 


85 


Dalton- (Hinsdale Road): 
















Section A . . . 


. 1.033 


20,660 


00 


20,660 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 0.066 


7,120 


50 


7,120 


50 


Work completed. 


86 


Gay Head 


. 3.117 


40,783 


51 


40,783 


51 


Work completed. 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 
















Section A 


. 1.056 


21,120 


00 


21,120 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 0.038 


5,429 


50 


5,429 


50 


Work completed. 


88 


Erving .... 


. 4.537 


68,055 


00 






Work completed. 


89 


Easton: 
















Sections A and B . 


. 3.540 


70,800 


00 


70,800 


00 


Work completed. 




Section C 


. 3.840 


62,400 


00 


62,400 


00 


Work completed. 


90 


Brookfield-East Brookfield 


. 1.227 


25,324 


95 


25,324 


95 


Work completed. 


91 


Lowell .... 


. 0.977 


19,537 


87 


19,537 


87 


Work completed. 


93 


Wilbraham 


. 0.208 


67,506 


06 


67,506 


06 


Work completed. 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield . 


. 7.565 


122,931 


25 


122,931 


25 


Work completed. 


95 


Westfield .... 


. 0.148 


12,677 


08 


12,677 


08 


Work completed. 


96 


Rochester- Wareham 


. 4.031 


68,979 


93 


68,979 


93 


Work completed. 


98 


Sheffield .... 


. 3.052 


61,133 


83 


61,133 


85 


Work completed. 


99 


Gloucester .... 


. 1.191 


19,353 


75 


19,353 


75 


Work completed. 


100 


Rutland .... 


. 3.640 


59,150 


00 


59,150 


00 


Work completed. 


101A 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.297 


4,455 


00 


4,455 


00 


Work completed. 


101B 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.858 


24,116 


51 


24,116 


51 


Work completed. 


102A 


Plainville-Wrentham 


. 3.254 


48,810 


00 


48,810 


00 


Work completed. 


103 


Adams .... 


. 0.568 


9,230 


00 


9,230 


00 


Work completed. 


104 


Milton .... 


. 3.534 


70,680 


00 


70,680 


00 


Work completed. 


105 


Rehoboth .... 


. 1.438 


28,760 


00 


28,760 


00 


Work completed. 


106 


Bourne .... 


. 0.522 


35,002 


00 


35,002 


00 


Work completed. 


107 


Southampton 


. 2.203 


44,060 


00 


44,060 


00 


Work completed. 


108 


Lakeville-Freetown 


. 4.583 


71,706 


11 


71,706 


11 


Work completed. 


109 


West Brookfield . 


. 0.066 


10,283 


73 


10,283 


73 


Work completed. 


110 


Middleborough-Bridgewater . 


. 0.109 


24,580 


87 


24,580 


87 


Work completed. 


111 


Braintree .... 


. 0.371 


7,200 


00 


7,200 


00 


Work completed. 


112 


North Attleborough-Attleboroug! 


i . 3.278 


65.560 


00 


65,560 


00 


Work completed. 


113 


Swansea .... 


. 0.692 


11,245 


00 


11,245 


00 


Work completed. 


113B 


Swansea-Somerset 


. 3.503 


64,439 


74 


64,439 


74 


Work completed. 


114 


Lenox .... 


. 2.408 


39,130 


00 


39,130 


00 


Work completed. 


115 


Plymouth .... 


. 1.680 


25,522 


58 


25,522 


53 


Work completed. 


116 


Norwood- Walpole 


. 2.453 


40,878 


91 


40,878 


91 


Work completed. 


117A 


Chelmsford 


. 1.377 


27,540 


00 


27,540 


00 


Work completed. 


117B 


Chelmsford-Tyngsboro 


. 4.625 


89,713 


81 


89,713 


81 


Work completed. 


118A 


Brookfield .... 


. 0.620 


12,400 


00 


12,400 


00 


Work completed. 


118B 


Brookfield .... 


. 0.251 


3,765 


00 


3,765 


00 


Work completed. 


119A 


Essex .... 


. 0.406 


8/L20 


00 


8,120 


00 


Work completed. 


120A 


Lakeville . 


. 4.789 


71,835 


00 


71,835 


00 


Work completed. 


120B 


Berkeley .... 


. 0.864 


12,960 


00 


12,960 


00 


Work completed. 


120C 


Taunton-Berkeley 


. 2.758 


41,370 


00 


41,370 


00 


Work completed. 


120D 


Taunton .... 


. 0.862 


12,930 


00 


12,930 


00 


Work completed. 


121A 


Abington .... 


. 0.947 


17,887 


34 


17,887 


34 


Work completed. 


121B 


Bridgewater 


. 0.113 


16,568 


31 


16,568 


31 


Work completed. 


121C 


Weymouth .... 


. 2.720 


40,800 


00 


40,800 


00 


Work completed. 


121D 


East Bridgewater-Whitman . 


. 2.000 


30,000 


00 


30,000 


00 


Work completed. 


121E 


Abington .... 


. 1.088 


14,770 


42 


14,770 


42 


Work completed. 


122A 


Barnstable .... 


. 0.066 


18,711 


51 


18,711 


51 


Work completed. 


122B 


Barnstable-Mashpee 


. 2.482 


36,349 


09 


36,349 


09 


Work completed. 


122C 


Falmouth-Mashpee 


. 8.137 


132,939 


21 






Work completed. 


122D 


Barnstable .... 


. 5.643 


84,645 


00 






PS&E sent 


123A 


Southampton 


. 2.461 


47,155 


67 


47,155 


67 


Work completed. 


124A 


Wayland .... 


. 0.189 


30,296 


68 


30,296 


68 


Work completed. 


124B 


Marlborough 


. 1.626 


24,390 


00 


24,390 


00 


Work completed. 


125A 


Wareham .... 


. 3.086 


63,316 


11 


68,316 


11 


Work completed. 


125B 


Wareham .... 


. 2.761 


41,415 


00 


41,415 


00 


Work completed. 


127A 


Holyoke .... 


. 4.136 


62,040 


00 


62,040 


00 


Work completed. 


127B 


Easthampton-Northampton 


. 1.762 


84,084 


87 






Work completed. 


128A 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.066 


8,598 


63 


8,598 


63 


Work completed. 


128B 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.952 


14,280 


00 


14,280 


00 


Work completed. 


129A 


Dighton-Somerset 


. 3.465 


51,975 


00 


51,975 


00 


Work completed. 


129B 


Somerset .... 


. 4.340 


65,511 


29 


65,511 


29 


Work completed. 


130A 


Auburn-Oxford 


. 4.208 


63,120 


00 


63,120 


00 


Work completed. 


131A 


Wilbraham 


. 0.530 


7,950 


00 


7,950 


00 


Work completed. 


131B 


Wilbraham 


. 1.012 


15,180 


00 


15,180 


00 


Work completed. 


132A 


Duxbury -Kingston 


. 2.123 


31,845 


00 


31,845 


00 


Work completed. 


133A 


North Andover 


. 0.615 


9,225 


.00 


9,225 


00 


Work completed. 


133B 


North Andover 


. 0.771 


11,565 


00 


11,565 


00 


Work completed. 


134A 


Barre .... 


. 1.217 


18,255 


00 


18,255 


00 


Work completed. 


134B 


Barre .... 


. 1.261 


18,915 


00 


18,915 


00 


Work completed. 


134C 


Barre .... 


. 1.617 


24,255 


00 






Work completed. 


135A 


Russell .... 


. 0.557 


13,919 


60 


13,919 


60 


Work completed. 


135B 


Westfi eld-Russell 


. 3.607 


54,075 


00 


54,075 


00 


Work completed. 


135C 


Russell .... 


. 3.291 


54,052 


37 


53,059 


55 


Work completed. 


135D 


Russell-Huntington 


. 3.670 


55,050 


00 


55,050 


00 


Work completed. 


136A 


Agawam .... 


. 1.331 


19,965 


00 


19,965 


00 


Work completed. 



P.D. 54 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 (Continued) 



45 











Amount of 




No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 
involved 


Amount 
received 


136B 


Agawam 


. 1.515 


$22,725 00 


$22,725 00 


136C 


Agawam 


• • • 


. 1.000 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


137A 


Sheffield 


■ • « 


. 0.170 


22,710 05 


22,710 05 


137B 


Sheffield 


. • • • 


. 1.532 


22,980 00 




138A 


Chester 


. • • 


. 0.097 


10,818 36 


10,818 36 


138B 


Chester 


, . . . 


. 4.250 


99,063 09 




139A 


Brimfield 


> • • • 


. 0.103 


6,075 05 


6,075 05 


139B 


Brimfield 


. . 


. 4.778 


69,410 72 


68,916 18 


140A 


Lenox-Lee 


> « • • 


. 3.519 


52,785 00 


52,785 00 


140B 


Lee 


. . . 


. 0.057 


26,620 13 


26,620 13 


141A 


Williamsbur 


? 


. 0.211 


8,880 65 


8,880 65 


141B 


Goshen-Williamsburg . 


. 5.042 


93,547 40 


93,547 40 


141C 


Northampton-Williamsburg . 


. 4.146 


62,190 00 


62,190 00 


142A 


Fitchburg- Westminster 


. 3.960 


69,171 34 


69,171 34 


142B 


Gardner- Westminster 


. 3.699 


52,316 73 


52,316 73 


142C 


Gardner-Templeton 


. 4.174 


62,610 00 




143 


Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 


. 3.245 


52,079 86 


52,079 86 


144A 


Canton-Stoughton 


. 4.306 


64,436 20 


64,436 20 


145A 


Ashland-Holliston 


. 3.330 


34,645 01 


34,645 01 


146A 


Paxton • 


. 1.783 


26,745 00 


26,745 00 


146B 


Paxton-Worcester 


. 4.930 


73,950 00 


73,950 00 


147A 


Lenox-Pittsfield . 


. 2.349 


35,235 00 


35,235 00 


148A 


Raynham . 


. 1.657 


24,855 00 


24,855 00 


148B 


Raynham-Taunton 


. 2.861 


42,915 00 


42,915 00 


149A 


Middleborough 


. 5.586 


83,790 00 


83,790 00 


149B 


Middleborough 


. 0.831 


12,465 00 




150A 


Littleton-Westford 


. 1.985 


29,775 00 


29,775 00 


150B 


Westford . 


. 2.660 


39,900 00 


39,900 00 


151A&B Swansea-Somerset . 


'. 0.464 


89,138 06 


89,138 06 


152A 


Dartmouth 


. 1.401 


21,015 00 


21,015 00 


152B 


Dartmouth 


. 2.858 


42,870 00 


42,870 00 


152C 


Westport . 


. 4.634 


69,510 00 


69,510 00 


153A 


Southampton-Easthampton 


. 1.410 


21,150 00 


21,150 00 


154A 


Sturbridge 


. 2.503 


37,545 00 


37,545 00 


155A 


West Springfield . . . 


. 0.549 


8,235 00 


8,235 00 


156A 


Orange 


. 1.058 


15,870 00 


15,870 00 


156B 


Orange . 


. 2.607 


39,105 00 




156C 


Athol-Orange 


. 1.544 


32,659 27 




157A 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


. 0.644 


34,803 50 


34,803 50 


R157A Sandisfield-Tolland 


. 0.644 


5,660 87 




157B 


Sandisfield 


. 0.473 


32,037 28 


32,037 28 


157C 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


. 3.038 


45,570 00 




157D 


Sandisfield 


. 0.219 


16,194 60 




158A 


Dalton . 


. 0.430 


22,087 67 


22,087 67 


159A 


Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


. 1.899 


49,876 52 


49,876 52 


159B 


Seekonk 


. 2.251 


33,765 00 


33,765 00 


159C 


Swansea 


. 2.767 


41,505 00 


41,505 00 


160A 


Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 


. 5.453 


81,795 00 


81,795 00 


161A 


Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


. 3.823 


57,345 00 


57,345 00 


161B 


Avon-Brockton 


. 2.201 


33,015 00 




162A 


Holliston 


. 3.315 


49^725 00 


49,725 00 


162B 


Milford 


. 1.790 


26,850 00 


26,850 00 


163A 


Amherst 


. 0.052 


3,787 09 


3,787 09 


163B 


Amherst 


. 2.100 


31,500 00 


31,500 00 


164A 


Westminster- Winchendon 


. 0.750 


48,475 74 


26,555 45 


164B 


Westminster-Ashburnham 


. 3.607 


54,105 00 


54,105 00 


164C 


Ashburnham 


. 3.776 


56,640 00 


56,640 00 


164D 


Winchendon 


. 2.826 


42,390 00 


42,390 00 


165A 


Winchendon 


. 2.460 


36,900 00 


36,900 00 


166 


Becket-Otis 


. 6.043 


99,077 00 


99,077 00 


168A 


Deerfield 


. 3.043 


45,645 00 


45,645 00 


169A 


Merrimac-Amesbury 


. 3.397 


50,955 00 


50,955 00 


171A 


Chelmsford 


. 1.536 


23,040 00 


23,040 00 


172A 


Leominster-Sterling 


. 2.718 


40,770 00 


40,770 00 


173A 


Cheshire 


. 4.377 


74,965 81 


74,965 81 


173B 


Lanesboro . 


. 1.742 


26,130 00 


26,130 00 


174A 


Marshfield 


. 4.533 


67,995 00 


67,995 00 


175A 


Sandwich 


. 0.217 


22,181 26 


22,181 26 


175B 


Orleans 


. 1.904 


23,601 55 


23,601 55 


175C 


Barnstable . 


. 0.927 


13,905 00 


13,905 00 


175D 


Sandwich 


. 2.364 


35,460 00 




175E 


Brewster-Orleans 


. 7.858 


117.870 00 




176A 


Plymouth 


. 5.032 


70,543 35 


70,543 35 


176B 


Plymouth-Bourne 


. 2.948 


44,220 00 




177A 


Chatham 


. 3.964 


48,588 18 


48,588 18 


177B 


Orleans 


. 1.802 


25,838 02 


25.838 02 


177C 


Dennis 


. 3.219 


48,258 37 


38,734 30 


178A 


Chelmsford 


. 1.262 


18,930 00 


18,930 00 


179A 


Falmouth . 


. 3.394 


50,910 00 


50,910 00 


180A 


Franklin- Wrentham 


. 3.125 


46.875 00 


46.875 00 


180B 


Bellingham-Franklin 


. 3.889 


58.335 00 


58,335 00 


181A 


Florida-North Adams . 


. 2.818 


42,270 00 




181B 


Florida 




. 2.736 


41.040 00 


41,040 00 



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PS&E Approved. 

Work completed. 

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46 



P.D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 (Continued) 











Amoun 


tof 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amou 


nt 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


181C 


North Adams-Clarksburg 


3.362 


$50,430 


00 


$50,430 


00 


Work completed 


181D 


Florida-Savoy 


. 3.702 


55,530 


00 






Work completed 


182A 


Lunenburg 


1.312 


19,680 


00 


19,680 


00 


Work completed 


183A 


Amesbury-Salisbury 


1.922 


28,830 


00 


28,830 


00 


Work completed 


183B 


Amesbury .... 


1.329 


45,345 


32 


45,345 


32 


Work completed 


184A 


Charlton .... 


. 2.848 


42,720 


00 


42,720 


00 


Work completed 


184B 


Charlton-Sturbridge 


5.623 


84,345 


00 






Work completed 


185A 


Buckland .... 


1.245 


18,675 


00 


18,675 


00 


Work completed 


185B 


Charlemont 


2.433 


36,495 


00 






Work completed 


185C 


Charlemont 


0.421 


54,688 


84 






Work underway 


186 


Salisbury .... 


2.405 


36,075 


00 


36,075 


00 


Work completed 


187A 


Bellingham 


1.225 


18,375 


00 


18,375 


00 


Work completed 


188A 


Townsend .... 


3.813 


57,195 


00 


57,195 


00 


Work completed 


188B 


Pepperell-Groton 


3.368 


50,520 


00 


50,520 


00 


Work completed 


189A 


Marion- Wareham 


0.582 


82,770 


63 






Work completed 


189B 


Mattapoisett 


1.804 


27,060 


00 


27,060 


00 


Work completed 


189C 


Marion 


4.554 


68,310 


00 






Work completed 


189D 


Wareham .... 


1.344 


20,160 


00 






PS&E approved. 


190A 


Becket 




. 2.254 


33,810 


00 


33,810 


00 


Work completed 


191A 


Falmouth 




5.896 


81,094 


43 


81,094 


43 


Work completed 


191B 


Falmouth 




1.752 


26,280 


00 


26,280 


00 


Work completed 


192A 


Groveland 




1.643 


24,645 


00 


24,645 


00 


Work completed 


192B 


Newburyport 




1.745 


26,175 


00 


26,175 


00 


Work completed 


193A 


Hadley 




1.985 


25,821 


78 


25,821 


78 


Work completed 


193B 


Hadley 




. 2.662 


31,715 


99 






Work completed 


194A 


Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 


4.738 


71,070 


00 


71,070 


00 


Work completed 


19 5 A 


Mansfield-Norton 


0.960 


17,862 


40 


17,862 


40 


Work completed 


195B 


Mansfield-Norton 


2.617 


39,255 


00 


39,255 


00 


Work completed 


196A 


Millbury-Grafton 


4.440 


66,600 


00 


66,600 


00 


Work completed 


197 


Plymouth .... 


6.543 


98,035 


70 


96,288 


19 


Work completed. 


198A 


Milford-Hopedale-Upton 


4.418 


66,270 


00 






Work completed 


199A 


Newbury .... 


0.303 


163,208 


90 






Work completed. 


200A 


Rehoboth . . 


1.875 


28,125 


00 






Work completed. 


200B 


Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 


5.690 


87,403 


64 






Work completed 


201 


Wilbraham . 


1.530 


22,950 


00 






Work completed. 


202A 


Hanover-Pembroke 


. 2.061 


47,089 


23 






Work completed 


203 


Natick-Wellesley 


2.066 


30,990 


00 






Work completed. 


204 


Erving .... 


3.214 


48,210 


00 






Work completed. 


205 


Dalton .... 


0.913 


23,981 


28 






Work completed. 


206A 


Billerica .... 


. 1.898 


35,451 


68 






Work completed. 


207A 


Bridgewater-Middleboro 


10.474 


179,296 


63 






Work completed. 


20 8 A 


Waltham-Weston 


0.280 


64,831 


45 






Work underway. 


209A 


Milton-Quincy-Randolph 


3.315 


49,725 


00 






Work underway. 


2 10 A 


Becket-Lee . 


7.192 


107,880 


00 






Work underway. 


211A 


Northboro-Shrewsbury-Southboro 


11.272 


444,715 


17 






Work underway. 


212 


North Attleboro . . . . 


2.123 


46,890 


51 






Work underway. 


213 


Attleborough . 


1.455 


71.636 


00 






Work underway. 


214A 


Tyngsborough 


0.540 


237,522 


35 






Work underway. 


215A 


Palmer-Monson . . . . 


0.606 


98,900 


75 






Work underway. 


216A 


Dedham .... 


0.738 


11,070 


00 






Work underway. 


217 


Chester-Huntingtc 


>n . . 


3.781 


62,326 


87 






PS&E sent. 



Total 



782.396 $14,351,837 08 $10,842,971 08 



Bridges 

During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various cities 
and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other details 
are as follows: — 



Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Adams — Grove Street over the Raceway; one 14-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab. 

Ashfield — Conway Road over South Bend Brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Athol — Orange Road over West Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Attleboro — Newport Avenue over the tracks of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; two 33.5-foot spans and one 60-foot span, steel stringers 
and reinforced concrete floor. 



P.D. 54 47 

Bellingham — Hartford Avenue at Mendon line, over Charles River; one 13-foot 

span, reinforced concrete slab. 
Blandford — Otis Road over Peeble Brook; two 20-foot spans and one 44-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Bridgewater — Bedford Street at Middleborough line over Taunton River; two 

38-foot spans and one 45-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Dalton — Windsor Road over Waconah Brook; two 30-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam. • 
Dighton — Providence Road over a brook; one 11 -foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Dover — Willow Street at Needham line over Charles River; one 55-foot span, 

reinforced concrete arch. 
Dudley — Southbridge Road over Quinebaug River and Canal; three 58-foot spans, 

steel beam and reinforced concrete slab. 
Hanover — At Pembroke line over North River; one 71.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete arch. 
Harwich — Lower County Road over Herring River; eight 17-foot spans, creosoted 

wood pile bridge. 
Hudson — Main Street over Assabet River; two 27-foot spans, reinforced concrete 

beam and slab. 
Ludlow — Putts Bridge at Springfield line over Chicopee River; two 52-foot spans, 
two 62-foot spans, deck plate girder spans, and one 150-foot span steel truss 
with reinforced concrete floors. 
Middleborough — Grove Street over Nemasket River; one 34-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 
Monson — Brimfield Road at Palmer line over Quaboag River; two 35-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Newbury — Hanover Street over Little River; one 44-foot span, steel pony truss 

with reinforced concrete floor. 
Northborough — New Worcester Turnpike over proposed road; one 56-foot span, 

steel stringers with reinforced concrete floor. 
Palmer — Brimfield Road over the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and 
State highway; one 58-foot span and one 83-foot span; steel stringers and 
steel plate girder with reinforced concrete floor. 
Peru — Middlefield Road over branch of Housatonic River; one 19-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Royalston — Athol Road over Lawrence Brook; one 29-foot span, stone faced, 

reinforced concrete arch. 
Sandisfield — New Boston Road over Farmington River; one 77-foot span, steel 

pony truss with reinforced concrete floor. 
Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike over Boston & Worcester Street Railway Com- 
pany tracks; length 97 feet, wood trestle with steel stringers. 
Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike over Grafton Street; one 35-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 
Southborough — Cordaville Road over Worcester Turnpike; two 60-foot spans, 

steel stringers with reinforced concrete floor. 
Tyngsborough — Nashua Road over Marshall Brook; one 29-foot span, reinforced 

concrete arch. 
Tyngsborough — Over the tracks of the Boston & Maine Railroad and Merrimack 
River; one 58.5-foot span, steel beams with concrete floor, and one 547-foot 
steel arch with concrete floor. 
Waltham — Weston Street at Weston line, over Stony Brook; reinforced concrete 

box culvert, 16-foot span. 
Wareham — Sawyer Road over Agawam River; one 30-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 
Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over Assabet River; one 38-foot span, steel 

stringers and concrete floor. 
Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over East Main Street; one 58-foot span, 
steel stringers and concrete floor. 



48 P.D. 54 

Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over Milk Street; one 35-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Williamstown — Pittsfield Road over Green River; one 42-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam and slab. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

Completed in 1930 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over brook; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over Shaw Pond Brook; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over Ward Pond Brook; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Billerica — Burlington Road over Shawsheen River; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 

East Bridgewater — Bedford Street over Matfield River; reinforced concrete arch 
extension to stone arch. 

Fairhaven — New Bedford line over New Bedford Harbor; piers repaired with 
gunite. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Kneeland Brook; reinforced concrete slab exten- 
sion. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Wilder Brook; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Hanover — West Elm Street at Pembroke line over Indian Head River; stone 
faced, reinforced concrete arch extension of stone arch. 

Lee — Jacob's Ladder Road over Green Water Pond Brook; reinforced concrete 
slab extension. 

Lunenburg — Summer Street over Baker Brook; stone arch extension. 

Natick — Framingham Road over outlet from Reservoir; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Natick — Framingham Road over outlet from Reservoir; reinforced concrete slab 
extension to stone arch culvert. 

Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over Parker River; reinforced concrete beam 
and slab extension. 

North Attleborough — Elm Street over Ten Mile River; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

North Attleborough — Jefferson Street over Ten Mile River; reinforced concrete 
slab extension. 

North Attleborough — Orne Street over Ten Mile River ; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

North Attleborough — Providence Turnpike over Seven Mile River; reinforced 
concrete slab extension. 

Orange — Erving Road over Mill Pond; reinforced concrete pile trestle ex- 
tension. 

Orange — Erving Road over Orcutt Brook; reinforced concrete beam extension. 

Rehoboth — Providence Road over Palmer River; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Taunton — Providence Road over Segregansett River; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 

Templeton — Gardner Road over Otter River; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Tyngsborough — Dunstable Road over Mill Pond; reinforced . concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Wareham — Fearing Hill Road over Weweantic River; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

West Springfield — Extension to culvert on State highway. 

Windsor — Windsor Hill Road over Baldwin Brook; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 



P.D. 54 49 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over the tracks of the Boston and Maine Rail- 
road; three 41 -foot spans, reinforced concrete trestle bridge. 

Charlemont — Mohawk Trail over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; three 
58-foot spans, steel stringer with reinforced concrete floor. 

Chester — Over Gold Mine Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Framingham — Over tracks of the Old Colony Division, New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad and over Worcester Turnpike; one 50-foot span, steel 
stringer bridge. 

Groton — At Pepperell line over Nashua River; eight 20-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete pile bridge. 

Hingham — At Hull line over Weir River; solid fill and three 61-foot steel girder 
spans. 

Hinsdale — Washington Road over the tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Ipswich — Rowley Road over Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Millbury — Worcester by-pass over the tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad, Main Street, and Blackstone River. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Assabet River; extension to stone arch, 
one 13-foot span. 

Northborough — Relocated Boston Post Road over aqueduct of Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Water supply; one 46-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

North Reading — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 
31 -foot span, steel stringer bridge. 

Palmer — Over Quaboag River; extension of one 50-foot span and two 20-foot 
spans, stone arch. 

Pepperell — Over Mill Pond outlet; extension of two 12.5-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Pepperell — Primus Station over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; three 25- 
foot spans, steel stringer bridge. 

Revere — Beach Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Rowley — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad at Bean 
Crossing; one 44-foot span. 

Salisbury — Elm Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 45-foot 
span. 

Sturbridge — Southbridge Road over Hobbs Brook; extension to 10-foot span stone 
arch. 

Weston — Near Stony Brook Station over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad, 
Fitchburg Division; two 42-foot spans and one 64-foot span, steel girders 
and reinforced concrete floor. (Being built by Boston and Maine Railroad.) 

Worcester — Worcester by -pass under tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Agawam — At West Springfield line over Westfield River; examination, report 
and estimate for repairs to two span steel truss. 

Billerica — Shawsheen Avenue over Shawsheen River at Wilmington line ; Aque- 
duct bridge, examination, report and estimate for repairs and widening. 

Billerica — Whipple Street at Wilmington line over Shawsheen River; plan and 
specifications prepared for one 17-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Bourne — Falmouth Road over Back River; estimate for reconstruction of bridge. 

Hudson — Main Street over Assabet River; examination and report on existing 
bridge and estimate for reconstruction. 

Lancaster — Mill Street over Nashua River; estimate for reconstruction. 

Marshfield — Beach Street over Cut River; inspection and report on strength 
of existing bridge and estimate for reconstruction. 



50 P.D. 54 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject 

Amesbury — Chain Bridge over Merrimack River at Newburyport line; ex- 
amination and report on strength of bridge. 
Amesbury — Essex-Merrimac Bridge over Merrimack River; examination, report 

and estimate for equipment with power operation of draw and gates. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier; report on strength of roof trusses. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier Viaduct; examination and report on strength of 

sidewalk. 
Duxbury — Examination and estimate for repairs to Myles Standish monument. 
Framingham — Reformatory for Women; design for garage floor; and design 

of coal pocket. 
Middleborough — Grove Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad; examination, report and estimate for reconstruction of two bridges. 
Quincy — Fore River Bridge at Weymouth line; study and estimate for new 

bridge. 
Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike; design and estimate for retaining wall. 
Westfield — Main Street over Little River; examination, report and estimate for 

repairs to steel truss bridge. 
Special Commission on Bridges — Estimate of costs in the next ten years for 

reconstruction of bridges on important routes in State. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of 
Chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313 of Acts of 1923 

Fitchburg — Kimball Street over Nashua River; two 40-foot spans, steel stringers 
with reinforced concrete floor; approved July 25, 1930. 

Groton — West Groton Road over Nashua River; two 46-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam; approved June 23, 1930. 

Lancaster — Mill Street over Nashua River; two 35-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam; approved June 23, 1930. 

North Adams — West Main Street over Hoosic River; one 62-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete arch; approved May 26, 1930. 

Peabody — Caller Street over North River; one 16-foot span, wood stringer 
with plank floor; approved June 3, 1930. 

Pittsfield — Newell Street over Housatonic River; one 75-foot span, steel plate 
girder; approved May 12, 1930. 

Scituate — Edward Foster Road over Scituate Harbor; two 15.4-foot spans and 
one 36.25-foot span, reinforced concrete beam; approved August 2, 1930. 

Taunton — Bay Street over Mill River; one 31 -foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam; approved September 9, 1930. 

Taunton — Whittenton Street over Mill River; two 19.5-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam; approved May 9, 1930. 

Examinations, Studies, Estimates and Reports by direction of Acts and Resolves 

of the Legislature 

Chapter 42, Resolves of 1929. Report on "bridges, abutments and approaches 
which carry public highways over the location of the Southern New England 
Railroad Corporation and over the former location of the Hampden Railroad 
Corporation". 
Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge. 

The care of the bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad and the Acushnet River between Fairhaven and New Bedford 
was transferred to the Department by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 
1930, on May 28, 1930. The Act directed that the bridge be made a State 
highway and the expenses of keeping the bridge in repair for travel and of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge to be paid by the Common- 
wealth. 

The construction of the bridge was begun in 1892 and was completed in 1900, 



P.D. 54 51 

being first opened to traffic on October 11th of that year. There are thirteen 
spans of deck plate girders between New Bedford and Fish Island, five spans 
of deck plate girders and a 290-foot through truss draw span between Fish 
Island and Popes Island, and nine spans of deck plate girders between Popes 
Island and Fairhaven. There are 2,051 feet of bridge structure and 2,818 feet 
of solid fill, a total of 4,869 feet. The bridge measures 70 feet from center to 
center of fence rails. The first cost of the bridge was $1,330,000, including 
land damages of $160,000. Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings 
have numbered more than 2,900 annually. 

Plans are being made for extensive repairs to the bridge in 1931. 
Chapter 420, Acts of 1930 — Part 1, authorizing the following improvements: 
Boston — Bridges over the tracks of the Providence Division and the Needham 

Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Canton — At Dedham and Westwood lines; bridge over Neponset River. 
Needham — Bridge over the tracks of the Needham and Woonsocket Branch of 

the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Revere — Overpass at or near junction of Revere Beach parkway and Broadway. 
Westwood — Bridges over the tracks of the Providence Division and the Midland 

Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Chapter 48, Resolves of 1930. Investigation for improvement of highway con- 
ditions at the following locations: 
Arlington, Medford and Somerville — Bridges over Mystic River. 
Boston — Underpass and approaches at Harvard Bridge. 

Boston and Cambridge — Grade separations at termini of River Street bridge, 
Western Avenue bridge and Larz Anderson bridge; and bridge and approaches 
at Gerry's Landing. 
Cambridge — Traffic circle at Cottage Farm bridge. 
Everett — Grade separation and traffic circle at junction of Revere Beach Parkway 

and Broadway and Main Street. 
Revere — Bridges over tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Boston, 
Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, in the extension of Squire Road to the 
Revere Beach Parkway. 
Somerville — Grade separation at junction of Northern Traffic Artery and Wash- 
ington Street. 

Bridge Over the Merrimack River Between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of ChaDter 716, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
of operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the 
Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 1930, was 
335. In 1929 the number of such openings was 386; in 1928 the number was 
365; in 1927 the number was 200. 

The total expenditure during the year was $4,775.76. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1930, inclusive, was 
$148,087.36. 

Bridge Over Taunton River Between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, 
which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for 
travel, and for operating the draw and maintaining the structure shall be paid 
by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 1930, was 
1,812. In 1929 the number of such openings was 1,789; in 1928 the number 
was 1,982; in 1927 the number was 2,043. 

The total expenditure during the year was $15,243.90. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1930, inclusive, was 
$327,980.74. 



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Bridge Over the Acushnet River Between the City of New Bedford and 

the Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works and 
made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
of operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the 
Commonwealth. The Department took charge of this bridge on June 27, 1930. 

The construction of the bridge was begun in 1892 and was completed in 1900, 
being first opened to traffic on October 11th of that year. There are thirteen 
spans of deck plate girders between New Bedford and Fish Island, five spans 
of deck plate girders and a 290-foot through truss draw span between Fish Island 
and Popes Island, and nine spans of deck plate girders between Popes Island and 
Fairhaven. There are 2,051 feet of bridge structure and 2,818 feet of solid fill, a 
total of 4,869 feet. The bridge measures 70 feet from center to center of fence 
rails. The first cost of the bridge was $1,330,000, including land damages of 
$160,000. Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings have numbered 
more than 2,900 annually. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending November 30, 1930, was 1,069. 

The total expenditure during the year was $10,065.56. 



Construction of Town and County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, 
Acts of 1921, chapter 288, Acts of 1925, section 316, Acts of 1928, and section 
4, chapter 343, Acts of 1929.) 
During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 

towns or cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, 

the length contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns 

and counties: 



Counties and Towns Contributions 




Type of 


Road Length con- 




State 


Town 


County 




tracted for 
(Feet) 


Barnstable 


County 












Dennis 


. $12,000 00 


$6,000 00 


$6,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


6,590 


Harwich . 


. 20,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and 


approaches 


_ 


Provincetown . 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


2,988 


Berkshire 


County 












Adams 


8,000 00 


8.000 00 


— 


Bridge and 


approaches 


_ 


Alford . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 




700 


Alford . 


300 00 


— 


300 00 


Repairs . 






Becket 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


1,700 


Becket 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


m ^ 


1,400 


Cheshire 


5,000 00 


2.700 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


4,700 


Clarksburg 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel - . 


. # 


3,000 


Egremont 


3,450 00 


1,725 00 


1.725 00 


Gravel 


# 


9,075 


Florida 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


— 


Gravel 


. 9 


1,400 


Great Barringt 


on . 2,000 00 


2.000 00 


— 


Gravel and 


tar 


6,900 


Great Barringt 


on . 9,000 00 


9,000 00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


2,719 


Hancock 


300 00 


250 00 


— 


Oiling 


. # 


8,500 


Hancock 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. # 


650 


Hancock 


1,000 00 


300 00 


— 


Oiling 


# m 


. 31,680 


Hancock 


. 25,000 00 


. 1,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


5,500 


Hinsdale 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


9 m 


. 5,050 


Hinsdale 


2,550 00 


500 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


. . 


. 1,800 


Lanesborough 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


3,000 


Lenox 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,560 


Lenox 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,600 


Monterey- 


5,500 00 


3,000 00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,200 


Mount Washin 


?ton . 1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


650 


New Marlboroi 


ugh . 1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


. . 


900 


New Marlboro 


ugh . 6,000 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and 


tar 


. 18,000 


North Adams 


. 15,000 00 


45,000 00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam anc 


1 










reinforced cement concre 


te 1,620 


Otis 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




650 


Richmond 


2,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 




. 1,600 


Sandisfield 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


Savoy 


. 15,000 00 


— 


5,000 00 


Gravel and 


tar 


. 3,350 


Sheffield 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,225 


Stockbridge 


. 30,000 00 


30,000 00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 8,300 


Tyringham 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1.000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


850 


Washington 


4,000 00 


2.000 00 


2.000 00 


Gravel 


,-...". . •.,-.-■ 


. 3,750 



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53 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 




Type of Road Length con- 




btate 




Town 


County 


tracted for 














(Feet) 


Washington 


$300 


00 









Bridge repairs 




West Stockbridge 


6,000 


00 


$3,000 


00 


$3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,500 


Williamstown 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


— 


Gravel .... 


1,625 


Windsor 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Culvert .... 




Windsor 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


700 


Bristol County 
















Berkley . 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs and oiling . 


29,700 


Berkley . 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel .... 


4,700 


Dighton . 


18,000 


00 


18,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous macadam 


6,500 


Easton 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs and oiling . 


6,600 


Freetown 


6,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Gravel .... 


4,450 


Freetown . . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs and oiling . 


59,136 


Norton 


3,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,050 


Norton 


20,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,750 


Rehoboth . . 


6,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Waterbound macadam 


3,150 


Swansea . 


900 


00 


300 


00 


— 


Bituminous macadam 


_ 


Westport 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


1,430 


Dukes County 
















Chilmark 


63,000 


00 


4,500 


00 


22,500 00 


Bituminous concrete 


22,175 


Essex County 
















Andover 


8,500 


00 


10,000 


00 


7,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete 2.356 


Andover . 


. 400,000 


00 


75,000 


00 


(Phillips 


Bituminous macadam and 




North Andover 










Academy) 


reinforced cement concrete 


24,256 


Beverly . 


7,500 


00 


15,000 


00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,700 


Boxford . 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,500 


Boxford . 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


. 2,700 


Boxford . 


40,800 


00 


7,200 


00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 8,086 


Boxford . 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


_ 


Danvers . 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,425 


Georgetown 


25,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,447 


Georgetown 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Groveland 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Hamilton 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,008 


Haverhill 


15,000 


00 


30,000 


00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,521 


Ipswich . 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Lawrence 


3,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,340 


Lynnfield 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,650 


Marblehead 


12,000 


00 


12,000 


00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,709 


Merrimac 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Gravel 


. 10,900 


Merrimac 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Methuen 


4,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,800 


Methuen 


4,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,500 


Middleton 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Middleton 


4,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 00 


Gravel 


. 4,250 


Newbury 


5,500 


00 


5,500 


00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


— 


Newbury 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . . 


— 


Rockport 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,620 


Rockport 


. 10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,900 


Rowley . 


17,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bittiminous macadam 


. 4,800 


Rowley 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Rowley . 


500 


00 


500 


00 


— 


Oiling 


. 11,000 


Salem 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,505 


Salisbury 


700 


00 


700 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Swampscott 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous concrete 


. 3,786 


Topsfield 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


— 


Topsfield 


20,000 


00 


3,500 


00 


11,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,000 


Wenham 


3,300 


00 


3,300 


00 


3,300 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,750 


West Newbury 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


. 3,100 


West Newbury 


250 


00 


250 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


. — 


Franklin Count 


y 














Ashfield 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


— 


Gravel 


900 


Ashfield 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


— 


Gravel 


900 


Ashfield 


5,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


2.000 


Buckland 


7,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Charlemont 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,200 


Charlemont 


1,000 


00 






— 


Repairs . 


. 6,920 


Charlemont 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Colrain 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,700 


Conway 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


2,400 


Deerfield 


4,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,750 


Erving 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,032 


Gill 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,650 


Greenfield 


. 20,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,945 


Hawley . 


1,400 


00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Hawley . 


1,400 


00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Gravel 


900 


Heath 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Leverett 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 


4,200 


Leyden 


2.000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,400 


Monroe . 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Montague 


. 20,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


11,918 


New Salem 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


2,200 


New Salem 


3,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Repairs and oiling' . 
Bituminous macadam 


. 17,600 


Northfield 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


. 2,950 



54 

Counties and Towns 

State 



Orange . . . $1,000 

Orange . . . 1,000 

Orange . . . 700 

Rowe . . . 2,000 

Shelburne . . 2,000 

Shutesbury . . 2,000 

Sunderland . . 2,000 

Warwick . . 2,000 

Warwick . . 1,200 

Wendell . . 3,000 

Wendell . . 1,500 

Whately . . 19,000 



Contributions 
Town 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Hampden County 

Agawam . . 15,000 00 

Agawam . . 1,250 00 

Blandford . . 20,500 00 

Blandford , . 2,000 00 

Brimfield . . 1,500 00 

Chester . . . 5,000 00 

Chester . . . 1,500 00 

Chester . . . 1,000 00 

Chester . . . 3,500 00 

Chicopee . . 20,000 00 

East Longmeadow . 2,500 00 

Granville . . 5,500 00 

Hampden . . 5,600 00 

Hampden . . 250 00 

Holland ... 466 00 

Holland . . . 5,200 00 

Ludlow . . . 25,000 00 

Springfield . . — 

Ludlow . . . 1,600 00 

Monson . . . 3,000 00 

Montgomery . . 2,500 00 

Palmer . . . 4,500 00 

Palmer . . . 10,000 00 

Russell . . . 1,500 00 

Southwick . . 22,500 00 

Springfield . . 700 00 

Tolland . . . 4,000 00 

Tolland . . . 1,000 00 

Wales ... 500 00 

Wales . . . 3,000 00 

West Springfield . 10,000 00 

Westfield . . 4,500 00 

Westfield . . 3,300 00 

Westfield . . 2,000 00 

Westfield . . 2,000 00 

Wilbraham . . 4,000 00 

Hampshire County 

Amherst . . 10,000 00 

Belchertown . . 800 00 

Belchertown . . 4,500 00 

Chesterfield . . 2,000 00 

Chesterfield . . 1,000 00 

Chesterfield . . 1,000 00 

Chesterfield . . 1,500 00 

Cummington . . 3,000 00 

Easthampton . . 9,600 00 

Enfield . . . 2,000 00 

Enfield . . . 3,200 00 

Goshen . . . 1,000 00 

Goshen . . . 1,000 00 

Granby . . . 2,000 00 

Granby . . . 4,000 00 

Greenwich . . 3,500 00 

Hatfield . . . 2,000 00 

Huntington . . 6,000 00 

Huntington . . 1,000 00 

Middlefield . . 200 00 

Middlefield . . 800 00 

Middlefield . . 700 00 

Middlefield . . 2,000 00 

Middlefield . . 1,000 00 

Northampton . . 2,000 00 

Northampton . . 5,000 00 

Pelham . . . 1,000 00 

Pelham . . . 6,800 00 

Plainfield . . 9,000 00 

South Hadley . . 20,000 00 

South Hadley . . l.«00 00 

South Hadley . . 1,000 00 

Ware . . . 4 > 000 00 



$1,000 
1,000 
700 
1,000 
2,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,200 
2,000 
1,500 
3,500 



15,000 
2,500 
4,500 

1,000 

900 

1,000 

200 

500 

1,000 

40,000 

2,500 

3,000 

2,800 

466 

1,200 

31,250 

43,750 

1,600 

2,000 

750 

5,000 

10,000 

1,500 

15,000 

700 

2,000 

500 

500 

1,500 

10,000 

5,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 



10,000 00 

1,500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 



500 
1,500 
9,600 
1,000 

500 

500 

1,000 

2,000 

2,000 

2,000 

500 

500 

100 

300 



00 

00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



500 00 

6,000 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 

1,200 00 

1,000 00 

10,000 00 

1.800 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 



County 

$500 00 
500 00 



Type of Road 



P.D. 54 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 



1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



1,000 00 
3,500 00 



15,000 00 

1,250 00 

20,500 00 

2,000 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



1,500 

5,000 

1,500 

1,000 

3,500 

20,000 

2,500 

5,500 

5,600 

250 

466 

5,200 

25,000 

1,600 
3,000 
2,500 
4,500 

10,000 
1,500 

22,500 

700 

4,000 

1,000 

500 

3,000 

10,000 
4,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 



10,000 

500 

1,500 

1,000 

1,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



1,000 00 

1,500 00 

4,300 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,500 00 

2,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 

200 00 

500 00 

300 00 

800 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

4,000 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,800 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 



Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bridge and approaches 

Gravel 

Oiling 

Bituminous macadam 



Bituminous macacTam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bridge and approaches 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Bridge 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 



1,600 
6,600 
7,313 
1,500 
1,800 
1,500 
1,600 
1,400 

1,800 

11,088 

5,y4/ 



7,020 
915 

4.250 
1.450 

16.960 
2.300 
1.200 
3.500 
1.750 

10.775 
4.000 

3.200 

100 

5.350 

2.750 



Bridge and approaches 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Grading 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs . 



850 

,100 

.900 

,500 

.500 

.425 

10.019 

300 

3.100 

1.150 

1.700 

1.250 

3.318 

5.000 

300 

3.000 

3.000 

1.900 



15.756 



3.500 

1.200 

900 

350 

988 

1.475 

2.880 

8.448 

22.704 

775 

800 

1.000 

2.200 

26.400 

1.200 

1.950 

650 

750 

550 

700 

700 

350 

2,200 

4,200 

1,300 

2,300 

2,100 

6.000 

1,050 

750 

11.101 



P.D. 54 










Counties and Towns 


Contributions 






State 


Town 


County 


Westhampton . 


. $1,500 00 


$750 


00 


$750 00 


Worthington 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Worthington . 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Middlesex County 








Acton 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Acton 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Acton 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Arlington 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Ashby 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Ashland . 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Ashland . 


1,000 00 


4,500 


00 


1,000 00 


Ashland . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Ayer 


. 11,700 00 


11,700 


00 


11,700 00 


Ayer 


800 00 


800 


00 


800 00 


Ayer 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Ayer 


1,500 00 


6,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Bedford 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bedford 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bedford 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Bedford 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Billerica 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Billerica 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Billerica 


1.000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Billerica 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Boxborough 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Boxborough 


400 00 


200 


00 


400 00 


Boxborough 


850 00 


850 


00 


850 00 


Burlington . , 


7,400 00 


3,700 


00 


7,400 00 


Burlington 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Burlington 


1.333 00 


1,333 


00 


1,333 00 


Burlington 


'666 00 


666 


00 


666 00 


Carlisle . 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Carlisle . 


1,600 00 


800 


00 


1,600 00 


Carlisle . 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Chelmsford 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Chelmsford 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Chelmsford 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Chelmsford 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Concord . 


8,000 00 


8,000 


00 


8,000 00 


Concord . 


9,500 00 


9,500 


00 


9,500 00 


Concord . 


500 00 


600 


00 


500 00 


Dracut . 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Dunstable 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Dunstable 


1,750 00 


1,750 


00 


1,750 00 


Framingham 


6,000 00 


12,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Framingham 


4,000 00 


8,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Framingham 


7,500 00 


15,000 


00 


7,500 00 


Groton 


8,500 00 


8,500 


00 


8,500 00 


Groton 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Groton 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Holliston 


1,666 00 


1,666 


00 


1,666 00 


Holliston 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Hopkinton 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Hopkinton 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Hudson . 


9,000 00 


9,000 


00 


9,000 00 


Hudson . 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Lexington 


20,000 00 


25,000 


00 


20,000 00 


Lexington 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Lincoln . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Littleton 


1,800 00 


1,800 


00 


1,800 00 


Littleton . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Littleton 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Lowell 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Lowell . . . 


7,000 00 


7,000 


00 


— 


Marlborough . 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Marlborough . 


10,500 00 


10,500 


00 


10,500 00 


Natick 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 00 


Natick 


12,000 00 


12,000 


00 


12,000 00 


North Reading 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


North Reading 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Pepperell 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Pepperell 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Reading 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Sherborn 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Sberborn 


9,160 00 


4,5S0 


00 


9,160 00 


Sherborn . . 


840 00 


420 


00 


840 00 


Sherborn 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Stoneham 


26,000 00 


26,000 


00 


26,000 00 


Stow 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Sudbury 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Tewksbury 


7,500 00 


1,500 


00 


7,500 00 


Tewksbury 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


* 1,000 00 


Tewksbury 


3,500 00 


3,500 


00 


3,500 00 



Type of Road 



Gravel 
Gravel 
Gravel 



55 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 

500 

500 

. 1,300 



Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bridge 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Grading 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel . . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Bridge and approaches 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Repairs and oiling . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 



4,300 
4,870 

65,472 
2,800 

17,952 
950 

15,312 

2,000 

15,250 
6,500 
250 
1,000 
635 
1,600 
1,500 

41,712 

10,000 
3,500 

14,100 
1,800 

30,624 
930 
610 

30,624 
3,700 

44,880 
2,000 
1,000 

60,192 
2,000 
4,183 
680 
1,800 
2,825 
8,976 
4,861 
3,352 
1,000 
2,800 
2,500 

43,824 
4,580 

10,850 
7,500 
2,000 
3,500 

27,984 
2,200 

39,600 

1,800 

60,192 

1,930 

5,430 

18,000 

36,960 

42,768 

1,400 

1,100 

650 

2,000 

3,000 

3,655 

4,250 

1,950 

2,000 

49,104 

60,192 

3,500 

2,000 

66,528 

4,800 

1,500 

3,000 

4,935 

41,184 

79,728 

3,224 

12,144 

2,600 



56 



P.D. 54 



Counties and Town 


S 




Contributions 






Type of Road 


Length con- 




State 




Town 


County 




tracted for 


















(Feet) 


Tewksbury 


$2,000 


00 


$2,000 


00 


$2,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 4,000 


Townsend 


512 


12 


3,487 


88 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 




30,888 


Tyngsborough . 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,300 


Tyngsborough . 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,500 


Tyngsborough . 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 




48,576 


Waltham 


7,500 


00 


15,000 


00 


7,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




3,234 


Watertown 


5,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




2,608 


Wayland 


1,581 


22 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 




38,544 


Westford 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 




84,480 


Westford 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 




6,410 


Westford 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,500 


Westford 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


Gravel 




, 5,000 


Westford 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,000 


Weston . 


. 15,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 4,450 


Wilmington 


4,500 


00 


2,750 


00 


4,500 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 




. 19,536 

702 

. 3,000 


Wilmington 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


Woburn 


3,500 


00 


7,500 


00 


3,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 2,050 


Woburn 


3,500 


00 


7,500 


00 


3,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 2,500 



Nantucket County 

Nantucket . . 10,000 00 

Norfolk County 

Avon . . . 8,000 00 

Bellingham . . 2,650 00 

Bellingham . . 7,000 00 

Canton . . . 9,000 00 

Dover . . . 3,000 00 

Dover . . , 15,000 00 
Needham 

Foxborough . . 15,000 00 

Foxborough . . 2,000 00 

Franklin . . 4,000 00 

Franklin . . 8,000 00 

Holbrook . . 7,000 00 

Medfield . . 10,000 00 

Medway . . . 5,000 00 

Medway ... 600 00 

Medway . . . 2,000 00 

Medway ... 211 40 

Millis . . . 7,000 00 

Millis . . . 4,250 00 

Millis ... 750 00 

Norfolk . . . 2,700 00 

Norfolk . . . 1,000 00 

Norfolk . . . 3,300 00 

Sharon . . . 5,000 00 

Sharon . . . 5,000 00 

Stoughton . . 6,000 00 

Stoughton . . 1,000 00 

Westwood . . 12,000 00 

Wrentham . . 2,000 00 

Plymouth County 

Bridgewater . . 3,000 00 

Carver . . . 4,000 00 

Halifax . . . 31,100 00 



Hanover . 

Hanson . 

Hingham 

Lakeville 

Lakeville 

Marshfield 

Middleborough 

Middleborough 

Pembroke 

Plympton 

Rochester 

Rochester 

Wareham 

West Bridgewater 

West Bridgewater 



10,000 00 



8,000 00 

1,325 00 

3,500 00 

(in conjunction 

9,000 00 

3,000 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

8,000 00 

7,000 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

600 00 

2,000 00 

211 40 

7,000 00 

4,250 00 

750 00 

900 00 

1,000 00 

1,100 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

6,000 00 

1,000 00 

12,000 00 

2,000 00 



2,000 00 

2,000 00 

10,000 00 



2,000 
10,000 
17,000 

1,500 
15,000 
20,000 

5,000 

5,000 
12,000 

3,500 
12,000 

4,500 
11,500 

3,000 

6,000 



Worcester County 
Ashburnham . . 1,200 

Athol . . . 4,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



00 
00 



5,000 
17,000 

2.000 

7,500 
10,000 

7,500 

6,000 
1,000 
6,000 
4,500 
12,500 
1,500 
3,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Barre . . . 1,200 00 

Berlin . . . 5,500 00 

Berlin . . . 2,000 00 

Blackstone . . 2,000 00 



750 00 

7,000 00 

1.200 00 

3,500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 



Bituminous concrete 



8,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,325 00 Repairs and oiling . 

3,500 00 Bridge and approaches 

with town of Mendon — See Worcester 

9,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

15,000 00 \t> ., , . 

' > Bridge and approaches 

15,000 00 Bituminous macadam 
— Repairs . 

4,000 00 Gravel . 
8,000 00 Gravel . 
7,000 00 Bituminous macadam 
5,000 00 Bituminous macadam 
5,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

600 00 Culvert repairs 
2,000 00 Bridge and approaches 
Repairs . 
00 Bituminous macadam 
00 Gravel . 
00 Gravel . 
00 Gravel . 
00 Repairs and oiling . 
00 Grading 
00 Gravel . 
00 Bituminous macadam 
00 Bituminous macadam 
00 Bituminous macadam 
Grading . 
. Bituminous macadam 
*■ Bituminous macadam 



7,000 
4,250 
750 
1,800 
1,000 
2,200 
5,000 
5.000 
6,000 
1,000 

12,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

10,700 00 

2,000 00 

5,000 00 

17,000 00 



7,500 

10,000 

5,000 



00 
00 
00 



6,000 00 

2,500 00 

6,000 00 

7,500 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 



Gravel 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Oiling 

Bridge and 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 



concrete 
concrete 

approach 
macadam 
macadam 

macadam 



macadam 



concrete 
concrete 
macadam 



3,970 



3,490 
23,700 

County) 
4,700 
1,664 



5,950 

3,900 
8,100 
2,626 
2,450 
1,300 



2,960 
3,850 

850 
1,952 
21,648 
1,700 
3,525 
2,433 
1,066 

450 
5,455 
4,835 
2,125 



3,200 

3,000 

12,750 

7,850 

4,753 
8,630 
2,914 
4,362 

17,955 
9,000 
3,000 
3,200 
2,666 

10,500 
5,315 
5,900 
1,242 
3,493 



1,050 
4,500 



00 

00 



1,200 00 

5,500 00 

2.000 00 

2.000 00 



Repairs and oiling . 

Rein, cement concrete and 

bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel . 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 



18,000 

1,600 
11,088 

3,400 
36.432 

1.500 



P.D. 54 

Counties and Towns 



Bolton . 

Boylston 

Boylston 

Brookfield 

Brookfield 

Charlton 

Dana 

Dana 

Gardner 

Gardner 

Hardwick 

Harvard 

Harvard 

Holden 

Hubbardston 

Hubbardston 

Leicester 

Leicester 

Lunenburg 

Mendon 

Mendon 

Mendon 

Millbury 

Millville 

New Braintree 

New Braintree 

North Brookfield 

Oakham 

Oakham . 

Oxford . 

Paxton . 

Paxton 

Paxton . 

Petersham 

Phillipston 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Royalston 
Royalston 
Rutland . 
Shrewsbury 
Spencer . 
Sterling . 
Sterling . 
Sterling . 

Sutton 



Templeton 

Templeton 

Templeton 

Upton 

Warren . 

West Boylston 

West Brookfield 

We stbo rough 

Westborough 

Westminster 

Westminster 

Westminster 

Winchendon 



State 

$5,000 
150 
1,000 
2,000 
4,000 
8,000 
2,500 
2,500 
5,000 
1,000 

3,000 

42,500 
1,000 
7,000 
4,000 
1,000 
4,500 
4,500 

40,000 
2,200 
2,500 

1,000 

15,000 

3,000 

500 

3,000 

2,000 

3,000 

500 

5,000 

1,200 

2,000 

1,000 

9,500 

10,500 

4,000 

1,200 

400 

9,250 

500 

4,000 

8,000 

5,800 

1,600 

14,000 

600 

4,000 

2,000 

1,000 

2,000 

1,000 

3,000 

10,000 

2,000 

10,000 

10,000 

2,000 

3,000 

3,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Contributions 
Town 

$1,000 



County 



500 
1,000 
2,000 
4,000 
1,000 
1,000 
10,000 
2,000 

3,000 

7,500 

500 
6,000 
2,000 

500 
4,500 
4,500 
6,000 
1,000 
1,000 
(in conji 

500 

18,000 

3,000 

500 
1,500 
2,000 
1,900 

5,000 
600 

1,000 

500 

5,500 

2,500 
2,000 

400 

200 
4,000 

500 
2,000 
8,000 
5,000 

400 
7,000 

300 



2,000 
1,000 
2,000 
1,000 
3,000 

10,000 
1,000 

10,000 

9,000 

800 

1,500 

1,500 



00 


$5,000 




150 


00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 


00 


5,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


25,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


20,000 


00 


2,200 


00 


2,500 


mcti 


Dn with to 


00 


1,000 


00 


12,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


500 


00 


3,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


3,000 




500 


00 


5,000 


00 


1,200 


00 


2,000 


00 




00 


9,500 


00 


10,500 


00 


4,000 


00 


1,200 


00 


400 


00 


9,250 


00 


500 


00 


4,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


5,800 


00 


1,600 


00 


14,000 


00 


600 




4,000 


00 


2,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



1,000 

2,000 

1,000 

3,000 

10,000 

2,000 

10,000 

11,000 

2,000 

3,000 

3,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
wn 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Type of Road 



Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Drainage 
/ Grading . 
\ Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bridge and approaches 



57 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 

1,000 
340 

37,658 
1,700 
1,590 
3,300 

50,424 
1,750 
3,800 

1,800 

1,200 

11,662 

17,150 

2,319 

1,150 

42,240 

2,750 

3,000 

4,095 

1,850 



and oiling . 
and oiling . 
and approaches 



Repairs and oiling 

Reinforced cement concrete 
Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 
/Grading 
\ Gravel 

Gravel 
("Culvert 
1 Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs 

Repairs 

Bridge 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 
f Concrete structures 
\ Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Bridge 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 



20,000 00 20,000 00 20,000 00 Gravel 



County) 
29,040 
2,376 
1,900 
22,704 
2,550 
2,000 
2,200 

2,200 

15,840 

950 

980 

none 
4,862 
4,812 
2,100 
22,704 
4,300 

500 

24,575 

3,792 

3,950 

25,892 

4,885 

800 

100 

1,399 

14,256 

12,672 

2,400 
7,250 
1,750 
5,650 
4,300 

23,831 
2,400 
2,500 

11,690 



Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were : — 

Barnstable, $19,984.36 Hampshire, $149,945.18 

Berkshire, $254,651.80 Middlesex, $445,000.44 

Bristol, $75,428.22 Nantucket, $10,756.50 

Dukes, $69,927.48 Norfolk, $162,440.53 

Essex, $352,772.60. Plymouth, $181,123.74 

Franklin, $162,128.25 Worcester, $365,862.56 

Hampden, $216,827.46 Total, $2,466,849.12 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 
Barnstable County. — Dennis, $12,962.50; Provincetown, $7,021.86. 
Berkshire County. — Adams, $7,679.22; Alford, $1,241.25; Becket, $3,971.98; 



58 P.D. 54 

Cheshire, $17,048.29; Clarksburg, $1,241.25; Egremont, $4,282.24; Florida, 
$4,964.90; Great Barrington, $12,361.47; Hancock, $32,600.59; Hinsdale, $3,- 
258.16; Lanesborough, $4,964.75; Lenox, $14,200.52; Monterey, $6,826.82; 
Mount Washington, $1,861.83; New Marlborough, $8,688.65; North Adams, 
$30,481.95; Otis, $7,486.31; Peru, $15,426.49; Richmond, $3,102.93; Sandisneld, 
$4,964.90; Savoy, $18,187.06; Sheffield, $2,482.50; Stockbridge, $26,289.87; 
Tyringham, $2,480.36; Washington, $5,336.40; West Stockbridge, $7,447.35; Wil- 
liamstown, $3,291.26; Windsor, $2,482.50. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $7,501.20; Dighton, $18,093.78; Easton, $3,990.10; 
Freetown, $8,330.42; Norton, $19,660.49; Rehoboth, $7,148.85; Taunton, $6,- 
979.68; Westport, $3,723.70. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $63,916.02; West Tisbury, $6,011.46. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $3,528.57; Andover, $104,344.49; Beverly, $10,- 
057.29; Boxford, $31,627.29; Danvers, $5,610.26; Essex, $12,871.11; George- 
town, $19,075.13; Hamilton, $12,125.85; Haverhill, $15,349.82; Lawrence, $3,- 
723.70; Lynnfield, $10,328.37; Marblehead, $10,336.68; Merrimac, $10,413.79; 
Methuen, $9,929.85; Middleton, $5,585.53; Newbury, $6,687.54; North Andover, 
$11,151.10; Rockport, $21,649.59; Rowley, $19,150.56; Salem, $3,701.68; Salis- 
bury, $581.44; Swampscott, $3,586.80; Topsfield, $15,448.58; Wenham, $2,984.64; 
West Newbury, $2,922.94. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $15,713.14; Charlemont, $6,195.32; Colrain, $2,- 
482.45; Conway, $4,413.41; Deerfield, $4,964.95; Erving, $3,346.70; Gill, 
$6,788.88; Greenfield, $20,068.50; Hawley, $3,475.47; Heath, $2,482.45; Leverett, 
$1,241.25; Leyden, $2,482.45; Monroe, $2,482.45; Montague, $23,271.12; New 
Salem, $6,206.15; Northfield, $4,964.36; Orange, $3,351.31; Rowe, $2,482.45; 
Shelburne, $2,482.43; Shutesbury, $2,481.34; Sunderland, $2,482.45; Warwick, 
$10,940.05; Wendell, $5,585.53; Whately, $21,743.64. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $22,849.91; Blandford, $23,427.34; Chester, $13,- 
536.92; Chicopee, $17,389.74; East Longmeadow, $3,103.07; Granville, $6,826.77; 
Hampden, $7,261.20; Holland, $5,636.00; Holyoke, $15,448.92; Ludlow, $9,336.01; 
Monson, $3,199.24; Montgomery, $3,103.07; Palmer, $8,845.82; Russell, $1,- 
861.82; Southwick, $24,404.76; Springfield, $5,652.40; Tolland, $6,206.15; Wales, 
$3,362.54; Westfield, $19,433.91; West Springfield, $10,976.92; Wilbraham, 
$4,964.95. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $9,528.47; Belchertown, $6,577.53; Chester- 
field, $6,505.91; Cummington, $4,618.25; Easthampton, $11,077.99; Enfield, $6,- 
454.38; Goshen, $3,831.61: Granbv, $7,447.45; Greenwich, $4,344.32; Hatfield, 
$2,481.95; Huntington, $8,688.01 ; Middlefield, $6,230.94; Northampton, $8,681.57; 
Pelham, $8,322.18; Plainfield, $13,127.78; South Hadley, $20,214.56; Ware, $4,- 
964.95; Westhampton, $1,861.83; Williamsburg, $518.94; Worthington, $14,466.56. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $10,298.86; Arlington, $9,156.46; Ashby, $1,241.20; 
Ashland, $3,227.19; Ayer, $12,741.00: Bedford, $4,344.32: Billerica, $8,068.02; 
Boxborough, $2,792.76; Burlington, $14,148.82; Carlisle, $5,940.02; Chelmsford, 
$11,144.08; Concord, $21,250.09; Dracut, $3,723.70; Dunstable, $4,654.64; Fram- 
ingham, $21,410.78: Groton, $19,669.95; Holliston, $4,930.15; HoDkinton, $7,- 
447.40; Hudson, $15,027.28; Lexington, $27,416.50; Lincoln, $1,241.20; Little- 
ton, $5,957.92; Lowell, $6,206.15; Marlborough, $15,524.05; Natick, $16,113.46; 
Newton, $750.67; North Reading, $6,206.15; Pepperell, $13,524.65; Reading, 
$3,669.91; Sherborn, $17,802.85: Stoneham. $29,391.77; Stow, $1,861.83; Sud- 
bury, $4,964.95; Tewksbury, $12,888.73; Townsend, $6,157.91; Tyngsborough, 
$4,344.32; Wakefield, $990.22; Waltham, $6,621.29; Watertown, $13,930.06; Way- 
land, $4,150.56; Westford, $19,100.90; Weston, $22,773.14; Wilmington, $10,- 
550.48; Winchester, $3,864.99; Woburn, $7,779.06. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $10,756.50. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $6,710.54; Bellingham, $9,440.72; Canton, $10,546.28; 
Dover, $5,404.11; Foxborou^h. $13,146.87; Franklin. $15,714.67; Holbrook, $11,- 
449.18; Medfield, $10,705.84; Medway, $14,023.71; Millis, $13,281.55; Needham, 
$7,403.93; Norfolk, $9,596.50; Sharon, $11,885.35; Stoughton, $6,463.41; Welles- 
ley, $750.67; Westwood, $13,584.87; Wrentham, p,332.33: 

Plymouth County. — Bridgewater, $3,723.70; Carver, $4,964.95; Halifax, $38,- 



P.D. 54 59 

602.31; Hanover, $1,430.07; Hanson, $9,946.55; Hingham, $30,449.62; Lakeville, 
$18,098.80; Marshneld, $15,243.12; Middleborough, $7,912.99; Pembroke, $11,- 
069.42; Plympton, $4,344.27; Rochester, $14,172.88; Wareham, $10,145.16; West 
Bridgewater, $11,019.90. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $1,489.48; Athol, $6,793.19; Barre, $1,- 
489.48; Berlin, $11,735.49; Blackstone, $824.70; Bolton, $6,615.81; Boylston, 
$9,698.01; Brookfield, $5,192.30; Charlton, $7,401.79; Clinton, $2,525.06; Dana, 
$6,206.15; Gardner, $6,844.53; Hardwick, $3,614.40; Harvard, $33,491.50; Holden, 
$4,075.16; Hubbardston, $1,293.62; Lancaster, $4,662.03; Leicester, $5,927.67; 
Lunenburg, $49,082.93; Mendon, $5,794.31; Milford, $2,114.40; Millbury, $12,- 
136.66; Millville, $3,246.60; New Braintree, $3,599.38; North Brookfield, $1,- 
725.77; Oakham, $4,287.57; Oxford, $11,128.65; Paxton, $3,210.90; Petersham, 
$5,664.81; Phillipston, $14,487.16; Princeton, $5,992.97; Royalston, $9,560.28; 
Rutland, $4,964.95; Shrewsbury, $9,631.85; Spencer, $5,695.31; Sterling, $12,- 
575.73; Sutton, $4,701.62; Templeton, $5,506.22; Upton, $162.23; Warren, $4,- 
367.61; West Boylston, $9,877.03; West Brookfield, $2,045.96; Westborough, 
$26,589.18; Westminster, $9,577.36; Winchendon, $18,254.75. 

Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with reference 

to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1922, by chapter 315, Acts 

of 1926, and by chapter 171, Acts of 1930.) 

During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 

named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns 

and the allotments or contributions by the State and towns : — 

Miles 
of 
Counties and Towns Road 

Barnstable County: 

Brewster 40 

Dennis 80 

Eastham 41 

Mashpee 27 

Sandwich 67 

Truro ' 28 

Wellfleet . 35 

Berkshire County: 

Alford 20 

Becket 58 

Cheshire 42 

Egremont 32 

Florida 43 

Hancock 30 

Hinsdale 35 

Lanesborough 39 

Monterey 53 

Mount Washington 20 

New Ashford 9 

New Marlborough . . . . . . . 85 

Otis 48 

Peru 37 

Richmond 34 

Sandisfield .79 

Savoy 56 

Sheffield 77 

Tyringham 25 



Allotments 


State 


Town 


$4,000 00 


$4,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


2,700 00 


2,025 00 


6,700 00 


5,025 00 


2,800 00 


2,100 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


2,000 00 


800 00 


5,800 00 


2,320 00 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


3,200 00 


2,400 00 


4,300 00 


3,225 00 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,500 00 


2,625 00 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


5,300 00 


2,120 00 


2,000 00 


500 00 


900 00 


360 00 


8,500 00 


3,400 00 


4,800 00 


1,200 00 


3,700 00 


555 00 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


7,900 00 


1,185 00 


5,600 00 


840 00 


7,700 00 


3.850 00 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 



60 P.D. 54 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Washington 51 

West Stockbridge 36 

Windsor 66 

Bristol County: 

Berkley 42 

Freetown 47 

Norton 55 

Raynham 45 

Rehoboth 109 

Swansea 54 

Dukes County: 

Chilmark 14 

West Tisbury 13 

Essex County: 

Boxford 52 

Essex 21 

Georgetown 34 

Groveland 29 

Merrimac 31 

Middleton 30 

Newbury 36 

Rowley 31 

Topsfield 38 

West Newbury 37 

Franklin County: 

Ashfield 83 

Bernardston 40 

Buckland 45 

Charlemont 49 

Colrain -84 

Conway 75 

Gill 36 

Hawley 49 

Heath 53 

Leverett 38 

Leyden 40 

Monroe 18 

Northfield : ... 66 

New Salem 64 

Rowe 41 

Shelburne 48 

Shutesbury 40 

Sunderland 34 

Warwick 55 

Wendell 48 

Whately 40 

Hampden County: 

Blandford 83 

Brimfield 59 

Chester 66 

Granville 73 

Hampden 34 

Holland 30 

Montgomery * • 27 

Southwick 50 



Allotments 


State 


Town 


$5,100 00 


$765 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


6,600 00 


990 00 


4,200 00 


2,100 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


5,500 00 


6,875 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


10,900 00 


5,450 00 


5,400 00 


8,100 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,300 00 


1,625 00 


5,200 00 


2,600 00 


2,100 00 


3,150 00 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


2,900 00 


4,350 00 


3,100 00 


4,650 00 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


3,100 00 


3,875 00 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


3,700 00 


2,775 00 


8,300 00 


3,320 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


6,750 00 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


4,900 00 


735 00 


5,300 00 


795 00 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


4,000 00 


600 00 


1,800 00 


2,700 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


6,400 00 


1,600 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


5,900 00 


2,950 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


7,300 00 


1,825 00 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


3,000 00 


450 00 


2,700 00 


675 00 


5,000 00 


3,750 00 



P.D. 54 61 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Tolland 41 

Wales .25 

Wilbraham 43 

Hampshire County: 

Belchertown 115 

Chesterfield '. . 59 

Cummington 49 

Enfield 37 

Goshen 28 

Hadley 58 

Granby 48 

Greenwich 39 

Huntington 40 

Hatfield 46 

Middlefield 38 

Pelham 40 

Plainfield 49 

Prescott 39 

Southampton 56 

Westhampton . . . . 50 

Williamsburg 43 

Worthington 73 

Middlesex County 

Acton 58 

Ashby 57 

Ashland 38 

Bedford 35 

Boxborough 23 

Burlington 32 

Carlisle 43 

Dunstable 36 

Holliston 50 

Hopkinton 66 

Lincoln 40 

Littleton 42 

North Reading 29 

Pepperell 68 

Sherborn 43 

Shirley 46 

Stow 45 

Sudbury 61 

Tewksbury 56 

Townsend 70 

Tyngsborough 41 

Norfolk County 

Bellingham 42 

Medfield 40 

Medway 44 

Millis 39 

Norfolk 40 

Plainville 34 

Wrentham 43 

Plymouth County 

Carver 67 

Halifax .33 



State 


Town 


$4,100 00 


$615 00 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


11,500 00 


4,600 00 


5,900 00 


885 00 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


3,700 00 


1,480 00 


2,800 00 


1,120 00 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


3,900 00 


975 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


3,800 00 


570 00 


4,000 00 


1,600 00 


4,900 00 


735 00 


3,900 00 


585 00 


5,600 00 


2,240 00 


5,000 00 


750 00 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


5,700 00 


2,850 00 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


3,500 00 


5,250 00 


2,300 00 


920 00 


3,200 00 


4,800 00 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


3,600 00 


900 00 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


2,900 00 


4,350 00 


6,800 00 


8,500 00 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


6,100 00 


6,100 00 


5,600 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 



62 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Hanson 36 

Lakeville 45 

Norwell 47 

Pembroke 47 

Plympton 30 

Rochester 49 

West Bridgewater 39 

Worcester County 

Ashburnham 75 

Berlin 39 

Bolton 53 

Boylston 41 

Brookfield 36 

Charlton 112 

Dana 43 

Douglas 70 

East Brookfield 19 

Hardwick 96 

Harvard 57 

Holden 77 

Hubbardston 75 

Lancaster 57 

Lunenburg 66 

Mendon 36 

New Braintree 49 

North Brookfield 69 

Northborough 47 

Oakham 45 

Oxford 65 

Paxton 29 

Petersham 71 

Phillipston 41 

Princeton 72 

Royalston 67 

Rutland 68 

Southborough 48 

Sterling 72 

Sturbridge 68 

Sutton # 84 

Templeton 63 

Upton 60 

West Boylston . ■ 35 

West Brookfield 53 

Westminster 77 



P.D. 54 



State 


Town 


$3,600 00 


$5,400 00 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


7,500 00 


5,625 00 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


5,300 00 


2,650 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


3,600 00 


3,600 00 


11,200 00 


4,480 00 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 


9,600 00 


7,200 00 


5,700 00 


5,700 00 


7,700 00 


9,625 00 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


6,900 00 


6,900 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


4,500 00 


1,125 00 


6,500 00 


8,125 00 


2,900 00 


2,175 00 


7,100 00 


5,325 00 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


7,200 00 


2,880 00 


6,700 00 


2,680 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 


7,200 00 


5,400 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


7,875 00 


6,000 00 


4,500 00 


3,500 00 


4,375 00 


5,300 00 


3,975 00 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 



Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 



Barnstable, $36,139.36 
Berkshire, $91,925.61 
Bristol, $38,427.12 
Dukes, $3,139.22 
Essex, $37,105.40 
Franklin, $115,887.86 
Hampden, $52,642.72 



Hampshire, $97,677.54 
Middlesex, $111,187.56 
Norfolk, $29,716.20 
Plymouth, $41,959.94 
Worcester, $235,150.18 

Total, $890,958.71 



P.D. 54 63 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,639.64; Dennis, $9,016.13; Eastham, $4,- 
799.63; Mashpee, $2,916.96; Sandwich, $7,187.62; Truro, $3,212.66; Wellfleet, 
$4,366.72. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,183.36; Becket, $5,224.56; Cheshire, $4,530.47 
Egremont, $3,383.50; Florida, $3,493.20; Hancock, $4,287.97; Hinsdale, $3,805.09 
Lanesborough, $3,571.39; Monterey, $4,990.64; Mount Washington, $1,310.02 
New Ashford, $1,005.88; New Marlborough, $8,499.49; Otis, $4,541.39; Peru 
$2,805.23; Richmond, $3,129.63; Sandisfield, $7,973.41; Savoy, $5,270.03 
Sheffield, $3,347.98; Tyringham, $2,751.03; Washington, $5,030.84; West Stock- 
bridge, $3,680.33; Windsor, $7,110.17. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,585.06; Freetown, $5,130.89; Norton, $6,004.24; 
Raynham, $4,912.55; Rehoboth, $11,899.31; Swansea, $5,895.07. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,685.68; West Tisbury, $1,453.54. 

Essex County.— Boxford, $5,676.73; Essex, $2,324.93; Georgetown, $3,711.71; 
Groveland, $3,165.88; Merrimac, $3,384.21; Middleton, $3,275.03; Newbury, $3,- 
995.11; Rowley, $3,384.21; Topsfield, $4,148.38; West Newbury, $4,039.21. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $8,542.39; Bernardston, $4,339.43; Buckland, 
$4,339.43; Charlemont, $5,485.69; Colrain, $9,251.66; Conway, $9,523.80; Gill, 
$4,783.61; Hawley, $5,403.82; Heath, $6,386.32; Leverett, $4,148.38; Leyden, 
$4,366.72; Monroe, $1,965.02; New Salem, $6,631.95; Northfield, $7,641.76; Rowe, 
$4,557.76; Shelburne, $4,748.80; Shutesburv, $4,366.72; Sunderland, $4,121.09; 
Warwick, $6,004.24; Wendell, $4,912.55; Whately, $4,366.72. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $7,510.75; Brimfield, $6,437.64; Chester, $6,- 
300.59; Granville, $7,969.26; Hampden, $3,411.51; Holland, $2,692.94; Mont- 
gomery, $2,685.54; Southwick, $5,431.10; Tolland, $2,847.65; Wales, $2,661.52; 
Wilbraham, $4,694.22. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $12,772.65; Chesterfield, $6,522.79; Cum- 
mington, $5,349.23; Enfield, $4,175.67; Goshen, $3,056.70; Granby, $5,240.06; 
Greenwich, $4,257.55; Hadley, $6,413.62; Hatfield, $5,103.61; Huntington, $4,- 
093.80; Middlefield, $4,053.46; Palham, $4,366.72; Plainfield, $5,321.94; Prescott, 
$4,421.30; Southampton, $6,113.41; Westhampton, $5,049.01; Williamsburg, 
$4,721.51; Worthington, $6,644.51. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,331.74; Ashby, $6,222.58; Ashland, $4,148.38; 
Bedford, $3,820.88; Boxborough, $3,438.79; Burlington, $3,493.37; Carlisle, $4,- 
694.22; Dunstable, $3,930.05 » Holliston, $5,458.40; Hopkinton, $7,205.08; Lincoln, 
$4,366.72; Littleton, $4,585.06; North Reading, $3,165.87; Pepperell, $8,951.77; 
Sherborn, $4,694.22; Shirley, $5,021.73; Stow, $4,912.55; Sudbury, $7,860.10; 
Tewksbury, $6,113.40; Townsend, $7,641.76; Tyngsborough, $5,130.89. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,585.06; Medfield, $4,366.72; Medway, 
$3,734.23; Millis, $4,257.55; Norfolk, $4,366.72; Plainville, $3,711.70; Wren- 
tham, $4,694.22. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,397.12; Halifax, $3,147.38; Hanson, $3,676.87; 
Lakeville, $4,995.93; Norwell, $5,197.07; Pembroke, $5,147.54; Plympton, $3,- 
275.02; Rochester, $4,953.44; West Bridgewater, $4,169.57. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,861.30; Berlin, $5,390.39; Bolton, 
$5,785.91; Boylston, $4,475.88; Brookfield, $4,288.94; Charlton, $12,606.56; Dana, 
$4,694.22; Douglas, $7,641.76; East Brookfield, $2,125.49; Hardwick, $10,471.99; 
Harvard, $6,222.58; Holden, $8,052.08; Hubbardston, $7,678.71; Lancaster, $6,- 
222.58; Lunenburg, $7,205.08; Mendon, $4,372.39; New Braintree, $5,349.23; 
North Brookfield, $7,501.29; Northborough, $5,130.89; Oakham, $4,598.79; Oxford, 
$7,095.92; Paxton, $3,113.26; Petersham, $7,750.92; Phillipston, $4,171.00; Prince- 
ton, $7,860.10; Royalston, $7,314.25; Rutland, $8,010.55; Southborough, $5,240.06; 
Sterling, $7,860.09; Sturbridge, $7,499.63; Sutton, $9,170.11; Templeton, $7,171.34; 
Upton, $6,528.56; West Boylston, $3,820.88; West Brookfield, $6,461.52; West- 
minster, $8,405.93. 



64 P.D. 54 

Contracts for the Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 

in Anticipation of Appropriations 

Chapter 5, Acts of 1930, amending section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, 
provided as follows : — 

"No public officer or board shall incur a new or unusual expense, make 
a permanent contract, increase a salary or employ a new clerk, assistant 
or other subordinate unless a sufficient appropriation to cover the ex- 
pense thereof has been made by the general court, except that prior 
to the effective date of the general appropriation act the department 
of public works, in anticipation of appropriations therefor, may, in any 
fiscal year, with the approval of the governor and council, make con- 
tracts for the construction and reconstruction of state highways binding 
the commonwealth to an amount not in excess of twenty-five per cent 
of the amount appropriated during the preceding fiscal year for the 
same purposes, such contracts to provide for the completion of the 
work thereunder within the fiscal year in which they are made." 

In November, 1930, preparations were made for advertising contracts under 
the provisions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
387, Acts of 1923, and by chapter 5, Acts of 1930, for work to be done in 
various localities, preliminary to the making of contracts involving the expenditure 
by the Commonwealth of not exceeding $1,575,000 for construction, and $1,412,500 
for reconstruction of State highways, these amounts being twenty-five per cent 
of the appropriations of $6,300,000 and $5,650,000, respectively, for the fiscal 
year ending November 30, 1930. The making of these contracts as aforesaid 
was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 19, 1930. 

Highways Improvements Authorized by Special Act 

Repairing Highway Bridges Over Location of Southern New England Railroad 
Chapter 308, Acts of 1930, provides, in part, as follows: — 

"Section 2. Section 1 of this act shall not take effect unless its pro- 
visions are accepted by vote of the board of directors of said corporation, 
and an attested copy of such vote is filed with the state secretary, within 
fourteen days after the passage of this act, nor unless within said fourteen 
days there shall be paid into the treasury of the commonwealth by 
said corporation, or on its behalf, the sum of twenty -five thousand 
dollars for expenditure by the department of public works in or on 
account of the repair and maintenance of bridges which carry public 
highways over the railroad location of said corporation within this 
commonwealth, such payment to be accompanied by delivery to the 
State Treasurer of a bond executed as surety by a surety company 
authorized to do business in the Commonwealth and securing the payment, 
upon demand of said department, of an additional sum for said pur- 
poses up to and but not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. The 
payment of said first-named sum of twenty-five thousand dollars and 
the delivery of said bond shall be evidenced by a certificate of the state 
treasurer, which shall be filed with the state secretary. Said depart- 
ment is hereby authorized and directed to expend in the repair and 
maintenance of such bridges, without appropriation by the general court, 
so much of any sums paid to it for such purposes under authority 
hereof as may be necessary therefor. 

Section 3. Any liability of the Southern New England Railroad Cor- 
poration under general or special laws for the repair and maintenance 
of any bridges which carry public highways over the location of its rail- 
road within the commonwealth shall continue unimpaired notwithstanding 
the provisions of section 2 or any action thereunder." 



P.D. 54 65 

On Aug. 12, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of said chapter 308, 
Acts of 1930, a contract was made with Maurice M. Devine for repairing about 
31 highway bridges over the Southern New England Railroad in the towns of 
Brimneld, Dudley, Uxbridge, Sturbridge, Webster, Millville, Southbridge, Douglas 
and Blackstone. The proposal amounted to $20,220.00. Work completed Nov. 
19, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $23,071.70. 

Permits to Common Carriers of Passengers by Motor Vehicles 

In accordance with sections 48A and 48B, chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 
amends chapter 159, General Laws, 116 permits were granted during the year. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33 inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within the public view of any highway, public park or 
reservation, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and 
regulations, superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force 
during the present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 34 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by 
the use of outdoor signs. 

Of 970 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
604 permits have been granted; and 151 permits were granted on applications 
filed previous to 1930. 189 applications for the erection of new signs were not 
approved because the locations were in violation of the rules and regulations 
adopted Jan. 24, 1924; and 42 applications for permits were cancelled. 

Of 3,512 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire 
June 30, 1930. 3,192 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; 
and 264 requested that permits be cancelled. The number of renewal applica- 
tions approved, to be in force until June 30, 1931, was 3,576. The total number 
of permits in force November 30, 1930, was 3,976. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 
30, 1930, were $18,811.34, and the expenditures were $14,605.31. 

Removal of Signs. — A newly established "Sign Patrol" consisting of some 
small trucks completely equipped for the work, have removed 32,000 signs during 
the year in addition to 10,000 removed by other agents of the Department, 
under authority of section 30-A. chapter 93, General Laws, from within the 
highways and from private property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the 
General Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc., and others, as complainants enjoin- 
ing and restraining the Commissioners constituting the Department of Public 
Works, for the Commonwealth, until the further order of the Court, from 
proceeding in any way against them for any alleged failure to comply with 
the rules and regulations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs 
and other devices promulgated under date of January 24, 1924. This injunction 
is still in force and will be until the case is settled in Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Belmont, Brookline, Easton, 
Framingham, Holyoke, Lexington, Saugus, Stoneham, Watertown, Winchester, 
Winthrop; to two licensed advertisers; to one property owner and to two 
sets of petitioners representing abutters and interested parties. 



66 



P.D. 54 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 





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$2 00 


$1 00 


$15 00 


$0 10 




Acton . 


J. J. Watkins 


44 


$0 45 


2 50 


95 


18 00 


_ 


_ 


Adams 


D. S. McGrath 


75 


85 


75 


1 50 


17 60 


— 


_ 


Agawam 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


50 


50 


2 00 


1 25 


22 00 


095 


_ 


Amherst-Pelham . 


Kelleher Corp. 


40 


50 


3 00 


1 10 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Andover-North 


















And over . 


Greenough Const. Co. 


65 


65 


65 


1 00 


20 00 


08 


- 


And over 


P. J. Holland 


40 


- 


3 50 


1 00 


- 


10 


_ 


Arlington 


State Const. Co. 


40 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


07 


_ 


Ashfield-Conway . 


Kelleher Corp. 


40 


40 


40 


1 20 


18 00 


095 


- 


Athol-Orange 


G. Rosse & Son 


30 


35 


1 90 


75 


18 00 


10 


- 


Athol . 


R. E. Bull .... 


60 


- 


3 00 


1 50 


- 


11 


_ 


Attleborough 


P. J. Holland 


40 


45 


2 00 


90 


18 00 


12 


_ 


Attleborough-North 


















Attleborough 


J. J. McHale .... 


55 


— 


2 00 


1 25 


18 00 


10 


— 


Avon . 


J. A. Silva .... 


40 


- 


3 50 


1 00 


- 


09 


- 


Avon-Brockton 


Powers Bros. .... 


40 


- 


2 00 


90 


16 00 


085 


- 


Ayer . 


Antonio Pallotto 


45 


- 


2 25 


50 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Barre . 


Frank & Frank Const. Co. 


55 


55 


4 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Becket-Lee . 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


50 


- 


2 25 


1 75 


22 00 


095 


- 


Bellingham-Mendon 


G. Bonazzoli .... 


40 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


- 


Berkley 


Providence Rd. Con. Co. 


35 


40 


1 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


- 


Beverly 


Welch & Moynihan 


70 


- 


70 


1 00 


25 00 


09 


— 


Billerica 


A. Pallotto . . 


55 


55 


3 00 


75 


15 00 


09 


— 


Blandford 


Warner Bros. & Goodwin 


55 


50 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


$0 14 


Bourne-Sandwich . 


S. W. Lawrence 


50 


50 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


Boxford-Topsfield . 


J. E. Watkins 


40 


- 


2 25 


75 


20 00 


09 


- 


Brewster-Orleans . 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


60 


60 


60 


1 00 


25 00 


- 


- 


Bri dgewater-E ast 


















Bridgewater 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


55 


55 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


- 


Bridgewater- 


















Middleborough . 


Powers Bros. .... 


55 


60 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


095 


- 


Buckland 


T. J. Harvey .... 


60 


40 


2 50 


1 15 


20 00 


09 


- 


Burhngton . 


T. J. McCue .... 


50 


60 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


09 


- 


Canton 


Reynolds Bros. . 


60 


60 


6 00 


1 50 


30 00 


10 


- 


C anton-Stoughton 


Perini & Ampolini . 


55 


- 


2 00 


80 


17 00 


09 


- 


Carhsle 


Revere Exc. Co. 


40 


40 


1 50 


1 00 


18 00 


— 


— 


Charlemont . 


Kelleher Corp. . . 


50 


36 


3 00 


1 50 


22 00 


11 


- 


Charlton 


R. H. Newell Co. . 


45 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


- 


Chicopee- 


















Springfield 


Waterbury Rd. Const. Co. 


45 


- 


2 00 


1 10 


18 00 


09 


- 


Chilmark 


M. F. Roach .... 


60 


60 


2 00 


1 25 


20 00 


- 


- 


Clinton 


Guaranty Const. Co. 


60 


- 


- 


- 


40 00 


- 


- 


Concord 


Watertown Exc. Co. 


40 


50 


2 25 


1 00 


14 00 


09 


— 


Dalton 


D. S. McGrath, Inc. 


90 


75 


2 00 


1 20 


18 50 


105 


- 


Dan vers 


E. W. Burr, Inc. . 


50 


- 


2 50 


1 00 


15 00 


09 


- 


Dedham 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 


40 


30 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


08 


- 


Dennis 


Lane Const. Co. 


60 


60 


3 00 


1 00 


25 00 


— 


- 


Dighton 


E. J. Jones .... 


50 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Dover-Needham . 


Lee Const. Co. 


60 


45 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


08 


- 


Dover-Westwood . 


University Const. Co. 


50 


- 


2 25 


1 00 


20 00 


095 


- 


Dudley-Southbridge 


Waterbury Rd. Const. Co. 


45 


45 


3 00 


1 50 


19 00 


09 


— 


Easthampton 


A. G. Bianchi & Co. 


90 


- 


2 25 


1 50 


22 00 


11 


- 


Erving 


Kelleher Corp. 


55 


- 


2 25 


1 25 


20 00 


10 


- 


Foxborough . 


Perini & Ampolini . 


40 


50 


2 00 


1 25 


25 00 


085 


- 


Framingham 


Middlesex Const. Co. 


35 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


- 


085 


- 


Framingham 


Perini & Ampolini . 


40 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


16 00 


09 


— 


Framingham 


Klauer Bros., Inc.. . 


50 


- 


2 50 


1 00 


15 00 


08 


— 


Franklin 


Hagan-Thibodeau . 


40 


- 


40 


1 20 


20 00 


- 


12 


Freetown 


G. Bonazolli & Sons 


50 


50 


4 00 


1 00 


— 


- 


10 


Gardner 


G. Bonazolli & Sons 


40 


40 


4 00 


2 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Gardner-Templeton 


Fitchburg Cone. Const. Co. 


60 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


17 00 


10 


- 


Georgetown . 


R. G. Watkins & Son 


35 


45 


2 50 


90 


18 00 


09 


— 


Great Barrington . 


A. G. Bianchi 


85 


90 


3 00 


1 50 


25 00 


- 


15 


Greenfield 


G. Bonazoli & Sons 


2 00 


- 


2 00 


1 20 


18 00 


095 


- 


Groton 


G. H. Pierce .... 


45 


- 


2 00 


80 


25 00 


10 


- 


Halifax 


M. F. Roach .... 


40 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


18 


— 


Hamilton- Wenham 


Welch & Moynihan 


50 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


22 00 


10 


- 


Hancock 


Lane Con6t. Co. 


60 


- 


2 00 


2 00 


25 00 


12 


- 


Hanover-Pembroke 


A. K. Finney 


40 


50 


3 00 


90 


20 00 


09 


- • 


Hanover-Pembroke 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


51 


51 


2 50 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


- 


Hanson 


E. C. Sargent ... 


45 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


09 


- 


Harvard 


Raimo & Penakio 


50 


50 


1 00 


90 


15 00 


10 


— 


Harwich 


Merritt-Chapman & Scott 


50 


40 


4 00 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


Haverhill 


R. G. Watkins 


35 


- 


2 50 


80 


18 00 


23 


- 


Hingham 


T. J. McCue .... 


55 




3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 





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- 


50 00 


- 


50 


8 00 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 


- 


— 


- 


— 


— 


55 




2 40 


45 


55 


80 


1 10 


1 50 


1 90 


3 00 


50 


— 


55 00 


24 00 


60 


_ 


2 80 


45 


50 


- 


90 


- 


1 95 


- 


70 


- 


50 00 


18 00 


49 


11 50 


3 25 


- 


60 


- 


1 20 


- 


1 40 


— 


- 


- 


70 00 


- 


70 


7 00 


2 60 


40 


45 


- 


80 


1 25 


1 60 


3 00 


60 


— 


50 00 


22 00 


55 


8 25 


2 60 


50 


60 


_ 


1 25 


3 00 


_ 


3 00 


70 


_ 


75 00 


25 00 


65 




2 40 


45 


65 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 50 


70 


$3 00 


50 00 


<• - 


60 


8 00 


2 30 


40 


50 


70 


90 


- 


2 00 


- 


50 


- 


60 00 


18 00 


50 




_ 


60 


70 


— 


1 00 


— 


— 


3 00 


60 


- 


60 00 


— 


60 


_ 


2 90 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


2 00 


3 50 


— 


2 35 


- 


30 00 


75 


_ 


2 80 


- 


75 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 25 


- 


1 20 


65 00 


25 00 


80 


_ 




- 


60 


- 


- 


— 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


23 00 


60 


_ 


_ 


— 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 


- 


- 


20 00 


50 


_ 


2 10 


50 


55 


- 


1 00 


1 40 


- 


- 


70 


- 


55 00 


- 


70 


_ 


2 10 


60 


60 


- 


80 


1 25 


— 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


30 00 


70 


_ 


3 05 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 


2 25 


■ - 


30 00 


- 


_ 


_ 


50 


65 


- 


1 10 


1 65 


2 00 


- 


75 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


80 


_ 


2 25 


50 


50 


— 


1 00 


- 


2 00 


- 


60 


— 


60 00 


20 00 


55 


- 


3 50 


- 


65 


1 10 


1 20 


1 60 


2 00 


3 25 


75 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 


- 


95 


1 25 


1 75 


3 00 


50 


- 


50 00 


23 00 


55 


9 00 


2 95 


_ 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


1 25 


2 00 


3 50 


60 


_ 


60 00 


29 75 


60 




2 80 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 00 


1 40 


- 


— 


65 


- 


- 


20 00 


70 


_ 


2 00 


— 


70 


- 


1 20 


- 


1 80 


2 00 


70 


- 


60 00 


20 00 


65 


_ 


2 75 


50 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


— 


75 


_ 


2 35 


45 


55 


- 


90 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


65 00 


17 00 


60 


_ 


_ 


- 


— 


- 


1 00 


- 


— 


— 


60 


— 


— 


20 00 


50 


_ 


3 10 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


50 


- 


- 


25 00 


36 


- 


3 00 


- 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


2 25 


— 


- 


2 00 


- 


25 00 


70 


_ 


2 40 


40 


45 


75 


_ 


1 50 


1 50 


- 


45 


3 00 


60 00 


_ 


60 


— 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


2 50 


4 00 


70 


- 


75 00 


25 00 


- 


10 00 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


- 


— 


— 


- 


- 


— 


2 00 


— 


2 30 


— 


45 


— 


75 


— 


1 40 


— 


60 


— 


60 00 


— 


70 


_ 


3 10 


- 


70 


1 00 


1 10 


- 


2 00 


3 50 


60 


3 00 


70 00 


23 56 


90 


- 


2 30 


40 


50 


75 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


60 


8 25 


2 50 


50 


55 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 75 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


- 


55 


_ 


- 


60 


— 


— 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


60 


— 


70 00 


— 


— 


- 


2 60 


45 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


2 75 


- 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


65 


— 


2 25 


50 


60 


- 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


26 00 


60 


— 


2 30 


40 


50 


— 


97 


1 30 


1 80 


— 


75 


1 50 


67 00 


25 00 


68 


- 


3 05 


— 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 50 


2 50 


50 


1 90 


70 00 


24 00 


65 


— 


2 60 


- 


— 


— 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


25 00 


80 


- 


2 70 


60 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


70 00 


25 00 


70 


- 


2 70 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


2 00 


- 


4 00 


- 


- 


99 00 


- 


60 


— 


2 25 


50 


- 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


85 


- 


2 10 


— 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


1 00 


— 


- 


- 


50 


- 


90 


- 


— 


— 


60 


— 


60 00 


25 00 


60 


- 


- 


70 


- 


- 


1 00 


1 25 


1 80 


3 00 


1 00 


- 


75 00 


30 00 


50 


— 


- 


— 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 


3 00 


50 


— 


- 


- 


60 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


— 


- 


1 80 


- 


30 00 


70 


- 


3 00 


- 


50 


- 


1 00 


1 25 


1 50 


3 20 


- 


2 15 


55 00 


23 00 


70 


- 


2 30 


40 


45 


- 


80 


1 05 


- 


- 


50 


- 


60 00 


18 00 


50 


— 


3 40 


— 


- 


— 


1 50 


— 


2 75 


— 


— 


2 45 


- 


30 00 


1 25 


- 


2 35 


50 


60 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


55 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


65 


- 


2 20 


50 


60 


80 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


60 


- 


3 25 


50 


60 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


80 


- 


2 25 


50 


60 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


50 00 


- 


50 


- 


3 50 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 50 


- 


50 


- 


- 


30 00 


85 


- 


2 80 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


30 00 


60 


- 


2 75 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 50 


75 


- 


60 00 


34 00 


75 


— 


2 75 


45 


55 


85 


1 25 


- 


3 00 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


- 


60 


- 


2 55 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


2 50 


70 


1 75 


- 


25 00 


70 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


30 50 


70 


- 


2 40 


40 


45 


65 


86 


1 05 


1 50 


- 


50 


- 


60 00 


18 00 


50 


— 


2 40 


55 


60 


80 


1 20 




— 


— 


65 




65 00 


22 00 


65 



68 P.D. 54 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 — Continued 













Excavation 


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Hingham- 


















Weymouth 


Frank Lanza & Sons 


$0 65 


— 


$0 65 


$1 00 


$18 00 


$0 09 


_ 


Holbrook 


Perini & Ampolini . 




50 


— 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Holden 




Frank & Frank Const. Co. 




55 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Holliston 




Mainini & Rosenfeld 




50 


$0 55 


2 50 


50 


15 00 


08 


_ 


Hudson 




A. M. Custance & Co. 




60 


60 


4 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Hudson 




Wm. J. Sullivan 




50 


- 


2 50 


1 00 


_ 


12 


_ 


Ips wi ch-Ro wley- 


















Newbury- 


















Newburyport 


P. J. Holland 


40 


60 


2 50 


1 50 


20 00 


08 


_ 


Lakeville 


E. W. Burr . 






50 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


09 


_ 


Lee 




D. W. Dwyer 






65 


- 


2 85 


1 35 


18 00 


11 


_ 


Lenox . 




Lane Const. Corp. . 






50 


60 


50 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Lenox . 


. 


N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 






60 


- 


2 00 


1 10 


25 00 


11 


_ 


Lexington 




J. Iafolla Const. Co. 






45 


- 


2 50 


75 


18 00 


09 


_ 


Littleton 




G. Gregorio Bros. . 






50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


12 


_ 


Lunenburg 




H. & J. P. Green . 






49 


50 


1 95 


95 


20 00 


10 


— 


Lynnfield 




R. G. Watkins & Son 






40 


- 


2 00 


90 


18 00 


085 


_ 


Marblehead 


. 


Octavius Menici 






40 


— 


5 00 


— 


25 00 


085 


_ 


Marion 


. 


Jos. McCormick 






45 


- 


2 50 


1 25 


25 00 


09 


_ 


Marlborough 




T. J. Kelley . 






50 


- 


2 50 


90 


20 00 


085 


_ 


Marshfield 


, . 


D. Gregorio Bros. . 






35 


50 


1 50 


75 


18 00 


_ 


$0 14 


Medfield 


, . 


Greenough Const. Co. 






55 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


12 00 


095 




Medway 




Middlesex Const. Co. 






50 


— 


4 00 


1 00 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Medway 




Hagan-Thibodeau Const. 


Co. 




30 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 




11 


Mendon 




D. G. DiPietro 






32 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


17 00 


— 


12 


Merrimac 




P. J. Holland 






25 


— 


3 50 


— 


18 00 


12 




Middleborough 


Frank Lanza & Sons 






44 


44 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


095 


_ 


Middleborough- 






















Rochester 


Perini & Ampolini . 






55 


50 


4 00 


— 


18 00 


— 


11 


Millbury 


Guaranty Const. Co. 






65 


- 


6 00 


- 


40 00 


10 




MiUis . 


D. S. DiPietro & Co. 






35 


40 


1 75 


1 00 


18 00 


115 


_ 


Millis . 


Greenough Const. Co. 






50 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


— 


09 


_ 


Monson-Palmer 


Lee Const. Co. 






40 


35 


2 10 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Montague 


Kelleher Corp. 






40 


- 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Nantucket . 


John C. Ring 






1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


30 00 


- 


_ 


Natick 


Sherry Const. Co. . 






90 


- 


90 


- 


25 00 


09 


- 


Natick-Wellesley . 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 






50 


- 


2 50 


- 


20 00 


- 


_ 


Newbury 


Welch & Moynihan 






40 


25 


2 25 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


13 


North Attleborough 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 






40 


50 


4 00 


1 25 


20 00 


095 


- 


Norton 


G. Bonazzoli & Sons 






40 


40 


4 00 


— 


30 00 


09 


_ 


Orange 


Kelleher Corp. 






75 


50 


75 


1 50 


20 00 


10 


— 


Oxford 


Frank & Frank Const. Cc 


>. 




50 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


— 


Palmer 


Chas. E. Home 






40 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


13 


_ 


Petersham . 


Revere Exc. Co. 






45 


40 


1 75 


1 00 


18 


12 


- 


Phillipston . 


Roy M. Wright 






50 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


— 


15 


Provincetown 


M. F. Roach & Sons, Inc 






65 


— 


- 


1 00 


20 00 


— 


— 


Quincy 


E. C. Sargent 






45 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


- 


09 


— 


Randolph-Quin cy- 






















Milton 


D. M. Biggs & Co. . 






40 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


085 


— 


Reading 


Bratley Const. Co. . 






70 


45 


2 50 


90 


12 00 


07 


— 


Reading-Stoneham 


Angelo Susi & Co. . 






45 


— 


2 50 


95 


18 00 


08 


— 


Rehoboth 


Clark & Rocklin 






50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


13 


- 


Revere-Saugus 


M. McDonough 






1 00 


50 


- 


- 


- 


075 


- 


Rockport 


So. Shore Const. Co. 






40 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


17 00 


07 


- 


Rockport 


Franklin Const. Co. 






50 


- 


4 00 


50 


20 00 


10 


— 


Rowley 


Welch & Moynihan Co. 






45 


55 


2 00 


1 00 


25 00 


09 


- 


Royalston 


R. E. Bull . 






50 


50 


4 00 


— 


— 


— 


11 


Sandisfield . 


P. J. Kennedy 






80 


- 


7 50 


1 00 


25 00 


15 


- 


Savoy . 


A. G. Bianchi 






75 


60 


3 50 


1 50 


— 


— 


16 


Sharon 


Arute Bros. . 






40 


50 


2 00 


- 


18 00 


- 


13 


Sharon 


Arute Bros. . 






50 


60 


3 00 


1 00 


25 00 


09 


— 


Sherborn 


Greenough Const. Co. 






60 


50 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


08 


- 


Shrewsbury- 






















Boy lston . 


H. & J. P. Green . 






50 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


— 


Shrewsbury . 


Lane Const. Co. 






60 


30 


60 


1 50 


22 00 


10 


- 


Shrewsbury- 


















Northborough- 


















Westborough 


Carlo Bianchi 


45 


45 


2 50 


1 00 


18 00 


09 


,- 


Westborough- 


















Southborough . 


B. Perini & Sons . . 


40 


50 


3 50 


1 00 


20 00 


085 


- 


South Hadley 


Warner Bros. & Goodwin 




50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


25 00 


10 


- 


Southwick . 


Lane Const. Corp. . 




45 


65 


2 00 


75 


22 00 


085 


- 


Spencer 


Frank Seretto & Sons, Inc. 




50 


- 


1 50 


- 


16 00 


- 


15 


Sterling 


N. E. Rock Exc. Co. 




.0 40 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


12 


Stockbridge . 


N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 




55 


55 


1 00 


1 10 


25 00 


11 





P.D. 54 



69 





Contract Prices Dec. 1 


, 1929, to 


Nov. 


30, 1930 — 


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50 


75 


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1 25 


1 75 


- 


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50 00 


- 


75 


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3 25 


- 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


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- 


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$2 00 


65 00 


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70 


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— 


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50 


- 


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75 


— 


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20 00 


60 


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3 00 


60 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


19 00 


60 


$10 00 


2 75 


50 


60 


$1 25 


— 


— 


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— 


— 


— 


60 00 


— 


60 


9 00 


2 50 


60 


60 


1 25 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 


$4 00 


60 




60 00 


30 00 


75 


— 


2 90 


- 


- 


— 


83 


1 15 


- 


- 


- 


- 


65 00 


- 


60 


— 


3 05 


- 


- 


- 


1 20 


2 50 


- 


— 


- 


- 


75 00 


23 50 


70 


— 


2 65 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


3 00 


50 


1 50 


60 00 


22 00 


50 


- 


2 65 


- 


65 


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72 P.D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

In general, the 1930 statistics do not indicate the usual increase in the number 
of applications received; this decrease, however, is offset by the constantly increas- 
ing use made of the Registrar's records and correspondence involved. The two 
largest items of decrease were in the total registrations and in the examination 
of new operators. 

Under chapter 379 of the Acts of 1928, the Registrar is required to furnish 
a copy of every registration record to the Commissioner of Corporations and 
Taxation, the record being forwarded to the various boards of assessors as a 
basis of the excise tax bill sent to the owner of each motor vehicle registered. 
This law was amended in 1930, and the perfecting amendment was very helpful 
in removing some of the difficulties first experienced with this law. Minor changes 
were made on the registration blank in order that the Registrar might be in a 
position to furnish just the information required by the assessors in connection 
with computing the excise tax and, as a result of these changes, this law is not 
now imposing any undue burden of details, particularly in the matter of corre- 
spondence, on the Registrar. 

The activities of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, working towards greater safety 
on the highways, have been continued without abatement, and close cooperation 
between the various safety committees, police and other officials and organiza- 
tions throughout the State, having to do with this ever present problem of 
highway safety, has been at all times maintained. 

A few of the outstanding figures for the year, together with a comparison 
of the previous year, follow: — 

1929 1930 

Motor Vehicle certificates of registration issued 1,023,084 1,013,118 

Licenses to operate issued 944,338 982,795 

Examinations of applicants for licenses . . 183,758 123,001 
Licenses and registrations revoked and sus- 
pended 53,133 52,954 

Licenses revoked for driving under influence of 

liquor 5,381 5,052 

Total number of applications handled . . . 2,106,564 2,104,342 

Gross receipts from fees $6,498,854.72 $6,462,618.51 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

The following registration figures show a little over 1% decrease in passenger 
registrations, with a very slight increase in commercial registrations, the motor 
cycle registrations continuing to decrease as they have for several years past. 

1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1929 1930 

Passenger cars . . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 903,648 893,558 
Commercial vehicles . — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 113,268 114,918 

Motor cycles . . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 6,168 4,642 



Totals . . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 1,023,084 1,013,118 

Examinations for Licenses 

The method of examining new operators and the examination itself were con- 
siderably changed during the year 1930. The old system of having operators 
appear at examining points, and many times being turned away if there were 
too many waiting, was done away with and all examinations were by specific 
appointment for certain hours, thus insuring each applicant his test at the time 
designated. The examination itself has been extended to include a thorough 
test of the applicant on the motor vehicle law, a reading test, an eye test, as 
well as the usual actual demonstration on the highways. Whether or not the 
new examination is accountable for the reduction in the number of applicants 



P.D. 54 73 

for new licenses in 1930 is not known, but, in any event, this classification 
is one of those in which a decrease should be of little concern. It is fair to 
assume that the decrease represents persons who decided, after study, that they 
could not pass the revised examination. It is believed that the new examination 
system has been found extremely satisfactory to all concerned and particularly 
in that it does away with the long delays that prospective operators formerly 
experienced in securing their licenses during the busy periods. Examinations 
for licenses were held at 55 points in the State with the results as tabulated 
below: — 

1929 1930 

Operators passed 122,887 88,592 

Operators unfit 33,104 19,307 

Restriction, removal, passed 22,808 12,166 

Restriction, removal, unfit 3,717 1,601 

"Competency" passed 1,144 1,241 

"Competency" unfit 98 94 

Total examinations 183,758 123,001 

Branch Offices 

The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles assist in the distribution 
of number plates, the issuing of licenses and furnishing general information 
relative to the motor vehicle laws. The Registrar has continued giving hearings 
at stated intervals at the branch offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Law- 
rence, Lowell, Fall River and New Bedford, so that persons living in these districts 
whose licenses or rights have been suspended or who, for other reasons, wish 
an appointment with the Registrar may be heard by him or by his deputy or 
assistant, without the necessity of making a trip to Commonwealth Pier at 
Boston. Each branch office supervises the work of the examiners and investigators 
and of law enforcement in its district. The following table gives approximate 
figures showing the distribution of applications received at the branch offices 
and at the central office at Commonwealth Pier, Boston: — 



Approximate Distribution o 


/ Registrations, Licenses, Etc. 






Regis- 


First 


License 


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Boston: 


trations 


Licenses 


Renewals 


laneous 


Total 


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. 245,000 


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95.000 


464.000 


Mail 


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— 


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26,000 


669,000 


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— 


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— 


3,500 


35,500 


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4,000 


15,000 


8,000 


52,000 


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9,800 


50,000 


30,000 


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8,500 


44,000 


26,000 


155,500 


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. 34,000 


4,000 


24,000 


12,000 


74,000 


Lowell 


. 26,000 


3,500 


18,000 


8,500 


56,000 


Fall River .... 


. 23,000 


4,000 


18,000 


8,000 


53,000 


New Bedford . 


. 23,000 


3,000 


21,000 


8,000 


55,000 


Lynn 


. 64,000 


8,500 


38,000 


23,000 


133,500 


Quincy 


. 32,000 


7,000 


22,000 


13,000 


74,000 


Brockton .... 


. 40,000 


3,500 


26,000 


15,000 


84,500 


Hyannis .... 


. 10,000 


2,500 


4,600 


4,500 


21,600 


Nantucket * . 


1,000 


— 


— 


— 


1,000 


Oak Bluffs 1 . . . 


2,000 


— 


— 


— 


2,000 


Totals .... 


. 836,000 3 


90,300 


893,600 


280,500 2 


2,100.400 



1 Licenses and miscellaneous applications included in counter figures. 

2 This figure includes approximately 160,000 number plate reissues. 

3 Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous). 



74 P.D. 54 

A new branch office was opened in Fitchburg on July 1st, 1930, this office being 
classified as a sub-office coming under the jurisdiction of the Worcester office. 

Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 

The following figures give an approximate idea of the volume of papers 
received and notices mailed in connection with the carrying out of the law 
regarding compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. 

Notices of Cancellation of Insurance Policies Received and Intents 

to Revoke Mailed 

1929 1930 

(a) For non-payment of premium 49,846 70,855 

(b) For other reasons 15,755 14,635 



Total : . 65,601 85,490 

Revocations 25,596 28,959 

Sets of number plates returned 97,036 94,290 

It is interesting to note that the receipt of 85,490 notices of cancellation from 
insurance companies required the mailing of the same number of notices of intent 
to revoke; that 18,583 of these cases were adjusted by the filing of certificates 
by a new company; 35,017 cancellations were adjusted by the filing of rein- 
statement notices from the same company; 2,931 by the surrender of registration 
plates prior to the effective date of cancellation; and 28,959 by the revocation 
of the plates and certificates. In connection with the surrender of the number 
plates it was necessary to send notices of the return of 94,290 plates to the 
various insurance companies covering the registrations involved. 

Particular attention should be directed to the fact that of the approximate 
29,000 revocations only about 12,000 persons returned their plates and certificates 
promptly upon receiving notice from this office. The return of approximately 
10,000 more sets of plates and certificates was secured through the efforts of 
the police departments and the examiners and inspectors of the Registry, leaving 
approximately 8,000 sets of plates not returned, although the registrations involved 
had been revoked and the insurance cancelled. Practically all of these revocations 
were due to non-payment of premium cancellation notices. 

Aircraft 

Practically all phases of the work of the Aviation Section show an increase 
over the previous year, principally in the number of aircraft registered and 
of pilot's permits issued. There is, however, a very satisfactory decrease in 
airplane accidents. The work carried on under the provisions of chapter 388 
of the Acts of 1928, has resulted in the improved conditions of airports located 
throughout the State. The Engineering Section has surveyed the landing fields 
and has checked the various fields after improvements or changes have been 
made, so that it is possible to operate safely from many airports inspected by 
the Department of Public Works. 

The Aviation Section has cooperated with various organizations both within 
and without the State, including the United States Department of Commerce, 
Aeronautics Branch, so that there has grown up throughout the Commonwealth 
a better understanding concerning aviation in general. 

The following statistics which give a summary of the work indicate a strict 
enforcement of the law. While an increase in registrations and licenses is shown, 
there is a decrease in accidents, which indicates that the restrictions imposed 
on the operation of aircraft apparently tend towards safety in this comparatively 
new method of transportation : — 



P.D. 54 

Pilots' licenses issued 

Airplanes registered 

Pilots license fees received 

Airplane registration fees received 

Pilots examined for licenses and amendments .... 
Aircraft examined for registrations permits and repairs 

Pilots' permits issued 

Aircraft permits issued 

Suspensions of licenses, registrations and rights to operate 

Court prosecution for violations of aircraft laws 

Surveys of bodies of water for seaplane bases .... 

Surveys of fields for airports 

Recheck surveys of fields for airports 

Buildings surveyed for air marking 

Flying fields approved 

Flying fields disapproved 

Investigations made by aircraft inspectors .... 

Rulings made by Registrar 

Airplane accidents: 

Crack-ups 

Non-fatals 

Fatals 

Unknown 

Persons injured 

Persons killed 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out 

Caused by motor failure 

Structural failure 

Improper operation and other reasons 

Ground accidents: 

Crack-ups 

Non-fatals 

Persons injured 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out 



75 



1929 


1930 


42 


39 


36 


43 


$355 


$335 


$540 


$645 


36 


45 


60 


361 


173 


338 


135 


231 


41 


53 


6 


5 

1 
26 


47 


2 


10 


— 


15 


3 


14 


14 


14 


313 


650 


1 - 


3 


68 


50 


19 


17 


8 


4 

1 

39 


29 


13 


5 


— 


53 


— 


20 


28 


11 


10 


7 


57 


54 


No 1 


20 




3 


Record 


r 3 




23 


Kept 


2 



Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 

Periodic Inspection Regulations of the Registrar, made in accordance with 
the provisions of section 7A, chapter 90 of the General Laws, became effective 
on August 1, 1930. During August and September the safety equipment on 
over 750,000 motor vehicles was inspected at more than 2,000 official inspection 
stations, which had been approved by the Registrar for this purpose. Adjust- 
ments or repairs were found necessary in about 70% of the inspections reported. 
As a result, a decided improvement was noticed in the general condition of 
brakes, lights, and other equipment on vehicles being operated on the highways 
of this Commonwealth. 

Although most of the stations which conducted the inspections were approved 
only a short time before the beginning of the equipment campaign, they were 
selected with great care and the work was performed honestly and efficiently. 
No temporary inspection stations were approved, so that there is now a trained 
organization sufficient to take care of all future inspections, with a personnel 
of more than 3,000 adjusters, each one of whom was tested as to his knowledge 
and ability to conduct tests and effect necessary repairs before being given 
the approval by the Department. 

During August and September, while the inspection campaign was in progress, 
there were 23 fewer persons killed in Massachusetts than during the corre- 
sponding period in 1929, which is some indication that the correction of equip- 



76 



P.D. 54 



ment defects may have had a direct effect in reducing accidents, besides having 
distinct educational advantages. 

Analysis of the Equipment Inspection Campaign may be summarized as 
follows : — 



Total number of cars inspected 

Total 0. K. without repair or adjustment 

Total requiring replacement or adjustment 



752,031 

225,609 = 30% 
526,422 z= 70% 



Repairs or adjustments on the 526,422 vehicles requiring correction of defects 
in equipment were as follows : — 

Brakes and lights ■ . 127,844 

Brakes only 82,724 

Lights only 315,854 

Horn, mirror, muffler and other minor items of inspection required adjustment 
or repair on 60,162 vehicles. 

Brakes and Lights 

Fifteen men were regularly assigned to equipment work. Besides their duties in 
connection with the approval of official inspection stations and adjusters, these 
men did considerable road work which consisted principally of reporting or 
tagging overloaded commercial vehicles and vehicles operated with defective 
brakes, lights, or other equipment. 3,583 motor vehicles were tagged for defective 
brakes by the equipment inspectors and more than 20,000 cars because of 
defective lights. 

Headlighting and Rear Lamps 

The Registrar approved no new headlamps or devices during 1930. Extensions 
of approval certificates already in force, however, are made as follows : — 

1. One extension of single filament headlamp, and 

2. Twenty extensions of two-filament tilting-beam headlamps showing that 
the tendency towards the tilting-beam type and the proper design to eliminate 
focusing mechanisms, which tendencies were indicated in last year's report, have 
become almost standard practices in headlamp design. Sixteen rear lamps were 
approved by the Registrar during the year. All of these were of the type in 
which the tail light was combined with stop signals and in some cases backing 
lights. One supplementary extension was granted of a tail lamp previously 
approved. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

The deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1930 numbered 795, an increase 
of 18 or 2.3 per cent as compared with the record of the previous year. The 
record of persons killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents in 1929 and 1930 
is as follows : — 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 



Pedestrians by autos 

Pedestrians by motor cycles 

Pedestrians near street cars 

Occupants of autos . 

Occupants of autos at railroad crossings 

Occupants of motor cycles 

Bicycle riders .... 

Occupants horse-drawn vehicles 

Coasters (on sleds) . 

Coasters (on wheels) 



Persons 


Killed 


Persons Injured 


1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


436 


438 


18,090 


15,413 


5 


3 


35- 


32 


9 


4 


31 


32 


242 


281 


25,801 


26,688 


28 


22 


47 


31 


26 


16 


565 


589 


14 


13 


955 


812 


5 


9 


302 


257 


9 


7 


285 


333 


3 


2 





92 



Totals 777 



795 46,111 44,279 



P.D. 54 77 

Children Killed Children Injured 

1929 1930 1929 1930 

Boys 137 116 7,294 7,163 

Girls 60 45 3,292 3,689 

Totals 197 161 10,586 10,852 

Number of Collisions 1929 1930 

Collision with pedestrian 17,585 14,587 

Collision with automobile 20,826 17,145 

Collision with horse-drawn vehicle 392 282 

Collision with railroad train 68 25 

Collision with street car 447 327 

Collision with fixed object 2,869 2,624 

Collision with bicycle 959 801 

Non-collision accident (car overturned) — 525 

Collision with motor cycle 557 574 

Collision with sled 255 319 

Collision with animal — 92 

Totals 43,958 36,301 

In the daytime 29,645 22,447 

After dark 14,313 13,854 

. * . 

Totals 43,958 36,301 



Accident Report Letters 
As provided by Section 26, Chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a 
motor vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed 
or injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of these 
accident reports received in 1930 was 38,374 as compared with 35,014 received 
in 1929. Under the requirements of Section 29, Chapter 90, General Laws, 16,970 
similar reports of accidents were received from Police Departments throughout the 
State in 1930 as against 17,186 received in 1929. 

Comparative Statement of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, Deaths, 
Injuries, Revocations and Suspensions* 

















Total Sus- 


For Operat- 










Number 


Number 




pensions 


ing Under 




Automobiles 


Motor Cycles 


i Total Regis- 


of Person* 


> of Persons 


Licenses 


and Revo- 


Influence 


Year 


Registered 


Registered 


trations! 


Killed 


Injured 


Issued 


cations 


ofi-Liquor 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


963 


41,259 


283 


22 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


1,248 


51,950 


360 


14 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


1,962 


66,645 


546 


56 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


2,923 


81,034 


608 


87 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


4,010 


99,532 


858 


131 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


6,197 


133,935 


1,153 


202 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


9,131 


171,596 


1,396 


320 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


7,282 


214,229 


1,831 


485 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


8,598 


235,140 


2,343 


553 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


16,287 


297,968 


2,156 


554 


1920 


304,538 


15,142 


319,680 


481 


21,182 


261,539 


2,944 


888 


1921 


360,731 


1.2,058 


372,790 


544 


11,487 


380,519 


4,899 


1.508 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


15,277 


444,173 


8,369 


2,460 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


16,217 


536,819 


11,613 


3,333 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


19,579 


620.439 


14,154 


4,395 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


25,736 


698,378 


16,249 


4.654 


1926 


826,224 


9,215 


835,439 


705 


25,351 


763,951 


18,705 


4,863 


1927 


819.703 


7.245 


826.948 


693 


31,721 


814,094 


31,252 


4,983 


1928 


883,595 


6,656 


890.251 


715 


42.201 


870,160 


40.814 


5,071 


1929 


1,016,916 


6,168 


1.023,084 


777 


46,111 


944,338 


53,133 


5,381 


1930 


1.008,476 


4,642 


1,013,118 


795 


44,279 


982,795 


52,954 


5.052 



* While it may be noted that the number of persons killed shows an increase over 1929, while 
at the same time there was a decrease in motor vehicles registered, it should be remembered 
that this decrease in motor vehicle registrations is due to a falling off in the number of reissues 
as, according to the number plate record, there were actually 20.000 more sets of plates issued 
in 1930 than in 1929. Further, the receipts from the gasoline tax plainly indicate that the 
total number of miles traveled bv motorists over our highways in 1930 was greatly in excess 
of that of the previous year, which fact also has a specific direct bearing on the unfortunate 
increase in fatalities. 



78 P.D. 54 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 

Investigations were made under the direction of the Chief Inspector relative to 
fatal and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, inspection of garages, miscellane- 
ous complaints and the prosecution of motorists in court. The work of the 
inspectors is indicated by the following tabulation on the classification of re- 
ports : — 

Classification of Reports 

1929 1930 

Accidents, fatal 747 761 

Accidents, non-fatal 2,455 3,319 

Accidents, brief reports 1,445 1,597 

General reputation 3,302 3,893 

Miscellaneous 6,194 7,037 



Totals 14,143 16,607 

Complaints filed 10,178 6,426 

Garages inspected 2,897 6,010 

Headlight and other violations report 48,693 37,294 

Prosecutions conducted 825 594 

Amount of fines . . .• $38,765 $28,334 

Revocations and Suspensions 

1929 1930 

Licenses suspended 12,120 11,633 

Licenses revoked 4,014 3,740 

Rights suspended 4,174 4,014 

Certificates suspended 9 9 

Certificates revoked 30,500 31,471 

Certificates and licenses suspended 45 55 

Certificates and licenses revoked 2,046 1,841 

Certificates revoked and rights suspended 157 148 

Rights in Massachusetts suspended . 68 43 



Totals . 53,133 52,954 

Resulting from investigations 16,040 12,429 

Resulting from Court convictions . . 9,985 9,096 

Resulting from Police complaints 1,755 1,856 

Resulting from Judge's complaints 46 33 

Resulting from State Police complaints 199 676 

Resulting from Insurance cancellations 25,108 28,864 



Totals 53,133 52,954 

Character of Offenses 

1929 1930 

Reckless and endangering 2,209 2,034 

Liquor convictions 4,575 4,302 

Going away after accidents 474 425 

Without authority 669 734 

Racing 6 2 

Improper person, liquor 806 750 

Improper person 5,570 5,357 

Improper operation 8,297 7,661 

Two overspeeds 381 362 

Three overspeeds 34 24 

Insurance cancellations . 25,108 28,864 

Insurance convictions 382 351 



1929 


1930 


1,685 


412 


219 


187 


1,793 


637 


765 


772 


160 


80 


53,133 


52,954 


6,751 


5,789 








58 


79 


17 


14 


1 






P.D. 54 79 

Character of Offenses 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 

Improper equipment, brakes 

Improper equipment, lights 

Deaths (fatal accidents) 

Other offenses 

Totals 53,133 

Formal hearings 

Court recommendations adopted : — 

Liquor 

Reckless and endangering 

Going away after accidents 

Without authority 

Totals 76 93 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who had 

to pass examination in order to have them returned . . 4,077 4,215 

Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 

1929 1930 

Number of courts forwarding abstracts 95 95 

Total abstracts received 57,025 57,851 

Number of abstracts recording convictions 46,448 41,165 

Offenses 

(Analysis of convictions, not including appeals) 

Overspeeding 14,940 14,283 

Reckless 43 21 

Operating under influence of liquor 4,527 3,115 

Using auto without authority . . . . . . . . 1,046 821 

Endangering lives 2,781 1,885 

Not stopping after causing injury 797 556 

Without license 3,852 2,878 

Without registration certificate 1,302 1,024 

Unregistered vehicle 370 250 

Improper display or no register number 268 176 

Refusing to stop on signal 503 453 

Unlighted lamps 1,649 688 

Not signalling 34 2 

Dazzling lights 1 — 

Operating within 8 ft. of street car 244 202 

Violation of Metropolitan Park Rules 1,393 1,096 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license . . . 534 • 372 

Larceny 191 145 

Manslaughter 1 — 

Miscellaneous 3,100 3,057 

Lenses not approved 68 — 

No reflector 2 7 

Racing 6 2 

Operating after reg. certificate revoked 25 11 

No rear light - 372 89 

Not displaying lights 156 127 

Violation spot-light law 2 — 

Improper lights 559 583 

Brakes not as required by law 435 399 



80 P.D. 54 

1929 1930 

Violation of Insurance Law 449 262 

Not slowing down approaching pedestrian 36 39 

Not slowing down at intersecting way 5,472 7,242 

Violation of law of road 1,159 1,344 

Perjury — — 

Making false statements on license application falsely imper- 
sonating or conspiring to obtain a license 90 9 

Loaning a license to another 5 3 

Allowing intoxicated person to operate 13 5 

No windshield cleaner 1 — 

Attempted larceny 22 19 

Totals 46,448 41,165 

Used Car Section 
(Motor Vehicle Identification) 

The Used Car Section indexes cars reported stolen, lists the sales of used cars, 
investigates the history of cars sold bearing obliterated, defaced or changed 
engine and makers' numbers, and advises the owners of cars registered under the 
incorrect engine and makers' numbers where to find the correct numbers on the 
cars. 

The work of this section is summarized in the following tables: 

Dealers 

1929 1930 

Total number of first class dealers reporting 1,304 1,327 

Total number of second and third class dealers reporting . 450 460 

Total number making reports to this office 1,754 1,787 

Reports 



300 
1,000 



Approximate number of individual reports received daily . 450 

Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily . . 1,500 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 

Number stolen in Boston 4,112 4,879 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston) . . . 7,850 8,389 
Number reported stolen from various sources throughout the 

country, including Massachusetts 21,194 25,300 

Number recovered through information furnished by this office 345 344 

Engine and Serial Numbers 

Engine numbers assigned to cars . 65 24 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine num- 
bers . . . . 1,474 847 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial num- 
bers 2,223 1,552 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both engine 

and serial numbers 75 10 

Total number of authorization certificates issued .... 3,772 2,409 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 

Representatives of the department attended meetings of the Eastern Conference 

of Motor Vehicle Administrators in May at Washington, D. C. and in October 

at Asheville, N. C; also the 19th annual Safety Congress of the National Safety 
Council held in Pittsburgh, September 29th to October 3rd. 



P.D. 54 81 

Analysis of Receipts 

The fees received for the year 1930, together with the number of certificates 
of registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc., 
are shown in the following table : — 

Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) 890,144 $2,802,266 75 

Commercial cars 114,918 1,234,055 05 

Busses - . . . 3,414 81,208 25 

Trailers 701 33,169 00 

Motor cycles 4,642 6,600 75 

Manufacturers or dealers (including repairers) . . . 3,112 9,300 00 

Manufacturers or dealers additional cars (including re- 
pairers) 20,922 62,56,0 00 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses 90,882 at $2 00 — 181,764 00 

Renewal licenses 891,913 at $2 00 — 1,783,826 00 

Examinations 86,792 at $2 00 $173,584 

Re-examinations 35,800 at $1 00 35,800 

Total examinations .... 122,592 209,384 00 

Copies of certificates and licenses 

furnished 44,042 at $1 00 44,042 00 

Duplicate number plates furnished . 7,927 at $1 00 7,927 00 

Lens approval applications ... 15 at 50 00 750 00 

Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. . . 5,765 71 

Total amount of fees $6,462,618 51 

Motor Vehicle fees rebated (deducted) .... 76,523 66 

Net fees $6,386,094 85 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 

General 657,964 06 

Total receipts credited Highway Fund account, 1930 $7,044,058 91 

Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1930 was 
$1,511,043.20, which was 23.6 per cent of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted 
from the receipts for the year, left the sum of $5,533,015.71 available for legisla- 
tive appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1930 

Personal services: 

Regular payroll $873,439 06 

Overtime 16,901 80 

$890,340 86 

Supplies : 

Books, maps, etc $1,138 39 

Typewriter supplies 3,432 84 

Adding machine repairs and supplies ... 56 51 

Other supplies 4,046 02 

Stationery 23,378 50 

Typewriter repairs 10719 

Other repairs 800 93 

$32,960 38 

Equipment and furniture : 

Typewriter machines $3,629 81 

Adding machines 1,112 54 



82 



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Other machines 

Desks 

Bookcases, tables, etc 

Filing cabinets 

Chairs 

Dictograph 

Partitions (Boston) 

Branches — Counter, safes 

Electric fans 

Headlight and brake testing equipment 
Uniforms 



$3,268 91 




1,995 76 




3,119 71 




12,902 60 




1,350 83 




1,270 92 




1,852 00 




1,648 65 




251 35 




581 51 




5,061 97 






$38,046 56 




$1,875 91 




39,253 89 




6,620 07 




59 87 




113,815 94 




1,634 18 




356 10 




4,849 51 






$168,465 47 



Traveling expenses: 

Officials 

Employees 

Aviation 

Automobiles (hired) .... 

Automobiles (owned by employees) 

Automobiles (owned by state) 

Maintenance of 10 automobiles 
Replacement of 1 automobile 
Purchase of 9 automobiles . 



Other services and expenses: 

Expressage $2,313 03 

Postage 84,202 79 

Printing 

Aviation printing 82 65 

Other reports 1,570 09 

Other printing 13,744 83 

Telephone 7,315 38 

Premium on bonds of employees . . . . 376 29 

Rent . . 46,350 00 

Cleaning and janitor services 1,274 00 

Rat extermination 234 00 

Labor 541 80 

Number plates 172,822 09 

Auto lists 10,000 00 

Sundries 267 72 

Towels and soap 1,054 35 

Water and ice 1,063 20 

Branch offices: 

Rent, telephone, lighting, fuel and heating . 26,059 26 

Labor and services . . . . . . . 4,979 15 

Supplies and expenses 4,641 70 

Publicity for Safety Work 

Labels $1,737 02 

Paper 7 86 

Personal services 57 00 

Posters 267 19 

Sundries 268 53 

$2,337 60 

$1,511,043 20 
Summary 

Personal services . $890,340 86 

Expenses 618,364 74 

Publicity for safety work 2,337 60 

Total expenses $1,511,043 20 



$378,892 33 



P.D. 54 83 

RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS- 
BOSTON HARBOR 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 

During the year the Department has carried on the usual work of maintenance 
and miscellaneous repairs, including repairs to iron ladders, sprinkler system, heat- 
ing system, Kinnear and Ogden doors, roofs, the placing of signs at the outer end 
of the pier and the erection and painting of flag poles. 

Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with William H. Ellis and Son Company 
for repairs to the timber platforms, was completed Feb. 8, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $1,711.44. 

The furnishing and laying of a two-inch wearing surface of bitulithic pavement 
on portions of the pier floors, chiefly on the driveway on the second floor of the 
west shed, was completed Dec. 28, 1929, under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with 
Reynolds Bros., Inc., at a contract cost of $6,561.25. 

Additional valves and indicator posts were placed on the fresh water and fire 
service mains of the pier under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with M. De Sisto 
Company. The work was completed Mar. 27, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,379.96. 

In December complaint was received from the White Star Line that certain 
portions of the west berth adjacent to the pier were too shallow for deep draft 
vessels of that Line. As the soundings taken indicated shoals, a contract was 
made on Jan. 7, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company to 
dredge the east and west docks at the pier to a depth of 40 feet at mean low 
water for the full length of the docks with a width of 30 feet alongside the pier 
and parallel to it, at a contract price of 84.5 cents per cubic yard. The work 
was completed July 1, 1930, at a contract cost of $21,346.39. 

Steel office partitions were placed in Room 350, on the second floor mezzanine 
on the east side of the pier, under contract of Dec. 24, 1929, with E. F. Hauser- 
man Company, Inc., at a contract price of $1,816. This work was completed 
Jan. 24, 1930. 

At the request of the Waldorf System, Inc., now operating the restaurant at 
the pier, a refreshment booth near the main entrance to the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles was built under contract of Jan. 7, 1930 with Carl S. Helrich, at a 
contract cost of $887.74. This work was completed Feb. 1, 1930. 

On Apr. 29, 1930, a contract was made with Hill and Delaney for the removing 
of existing doors and frames from nine doors leading to the open observatory on 
the second floor of the outer end of the pier, for their replacement by new doors 
and' frames, and for the reglazing of broken lights of glass in adjacent Fenestra 
sash. This work was completed June 2, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,179. 

The removal of the 2 -inch plaster wall above the second floor at the harbor 
end of the pier, the construction of a new wall of gunite slab, the repairing and 
waterproofing of the fenestra sash in a part of the walls at the sides and at the 
end, and the installation of steel plates to serve as water drips over certain win- 
dows on the sides of the pier, were authorized by contract of June 10, 1930, with 
Maurice M. Devine. This work was completed July 30, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $5,005.26. 

It has become necessary this year to provide additional offices at the pier for 
the use of the engineering force and to make additions and alterations to the 
offices occupied by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. On Aug. 26, 1930, a contract 
was made with Carl S. Helrich to build additions to the engineering offices at an 
estimated cost of $18,067.50. This work is now nearing completion. A contract 
dated Sept. 2, 1930, has been made with M. Slotnick Company for additional 
offices and for alterations to offices at the Registry. This work was completed 
Nov. 21, 1930, at a contract cost of $15,608.09. 

Ramp and D Street 
Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with M. De Stefano and Sons, Inc., 
for relaying the present granite blocks on a concrete base, resetting the curbing 



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and relaying the brick sidewalks over the solid rilled portion of the ramp con- 
necting the Viaduct with D Street and over that portion of D Street between 
the ramp and Northern Avenue, was completed Apr. 11, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $15,738.18. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 

During the year the seven sections in Storehouse No. 1 on E Street, and 
sections J and K of Storehouse No. 2 on D Street, have been occupied by the 
Wiggin Terminals, Inc. Section H of Storehouse No. 2 is used by the Economy 
Grocery Stores Corporation under lease of May 24, 1929, for a term of five years 
from June 1, 1929. The remaining sections of Warehouse No. 2 are used by 
the Department. 

Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with Maurice M. Devine for placing a 
cement plaster surfacing one-half inch thick on the tile walls of sections H, J and 
K, was completed May 21, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,046.89. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with Michael Solimando to rebuild 700 
linear feet of the timber platform on the westerly side of Storehouse No. 1. The 
work was completed July 15, 1930, at a contract cost of $8,166.08. 

Other miscellaneous repairs have been made, including work upon the fire 
sprinkler system and upon the roofs of the warehouses. 

Northern Avenue Sea Wall 

The settlement of the stone riprap along the front of the sea wall bordering 
Northern Avenue easterly of the Fish Pier, made necessary this year the placing 
of additional riprap to protect the pile foundations of the wall. On Nov. 18, 1930, 
a contract was made with William Farrell to furnish and place about 600 tons of 
stone riprap along the toe of the wall, at a contract price of $4.73 for each ton 
of riprap in place. This work is now in progress. 

Grasselli Wharf 

The lease to the Grasselli Chemical Company of a parcel of land and a wharf, 
with the adjacent dock, at South Boston, for a term of ten years, expired Apr. 
30, 1930. 

Under date of Oct. 1, 1930, this property and an adjacent wharf, with the dock 
between the wharves, were leased to the Atlantic Radio and Marine Company, 
Inc., until Mar. 31, 1935, with an option of renewal for a further period of five 
years at the expiration of the present term. 

A contract was made Oct. 28, 1930, with Maurice M. Devine for furnishing 
labor and equipment for painting by spraying under compressed air the exterior 
of the piershed on this wharf, and the exterior of the garage under the viaduct, 
for the lump sum of $595. This work is now in progress. 

Staples Wharf 

The wharf belonging to the Commonwealth at South Boston, formerly leased 
to the Staples Coal Company, has been for some time in need of repair. During 
the year negotiations begun by the Boston Fish Market Corporation for the use 
of the premises made it advisable to put the property into better condition. 

A contract was made on July 15, 1930, with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany for dredging the westerly dock to a depth not less than 16 feet at mean low 
water at the following prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 
50 cents per cubic yard scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
$15 per cubic yard. This work was completed on Aug. 29, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $3,040.50. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made also with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company for furnishing, placing and fastening fender logs on the 
west side of the wharf, at the following prices : for furnishing, preparing and placing 
floating fender logs, $3.53 per linear foot of fender log in place; for furnishing 
and attaching each chain complete, $52 for each chain placed in the work. This 
work was completed Sept. 11, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,426.75. 

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main piles, girder caps and stringers and for repairs to the deck planking at this 
pier. No contract has yet been executed for this work. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 

Aircraft Landing Field 

The greater part of the area reclaimed by the Commonwealth at East Boston 
is now occupied by the City of Boston as an airport. On Aug. 10, 1928, under 
authority of Chapter 64 of the Resolves of that year, the Department leased to 
the City approximately 5,717,000 square feet of land for this purpose. The use 
of an additional area of 4,210,760 square feet was authorized by a lease executed 
July 14, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Resolves 
of 1930. 

The use of these areas by the City is, however, subject to certain rights of 
occupancy and use granted by previous agreements to the Federal Government. 
The lease to the War Department under date of June 3, 1922, has been renewed 
to June 30, 1931, in accordance with the terms of a supplementary agreement 
made Dec. 27, 1926, extending the renewal option to June 30, 1937, by yearly 
renewals. To the Navy Department a lease of June 16, 1924, gives the option 
of continuing by annual renewals the use of its present area to June 30, 1932. 

Reclamation of Flats 

The work of dredging and filling at East Boston under contracts made by the 
Department for the purpose of reclaiming flats has been in abeyance since 1923. 
Between that time and Nov. 30, 1930, approximately 1,990,000 cubic yards of 
material dredged from various locations in the harbor have been deposited in the 
receiving basin. In the year ending Nov. 30, 1930, approximately 160,000 cubic 
yards were deposited upon flats northerly of Governor's Island. The Common- 
wealth has now reclaimed about 150 acres of land at East Boston. 

During the year conferences have been held with the city authorities and with 
other organizations interested in the extension of the reclamation work for the 
purpose of making a larger area available for the Airport. On account of the large 
expenditure involved the Department has been unable to make definite plans in the 
matter. The city of Boston under authority of a license granted in October, has, 
however, begun filling an area in tide water adjacent to the easterly boundary of 
the Airport. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston 

During the year the east and west docks of the pier have been used by the 
Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., for their steamers not in service. 
No major repairs to the pier have been needed this year. 

Areas in Tide Water Ceded to Federal Government 

Three tracts of tide water land of the Commonwealth in Boston Harbor were 
conveyed by the Department under date of October 1, 1930, to the Superintendent 
of Lighthouses to be used for the erection and maintenance of lights as aids to 
navigation. An area at Pig Rock, near the entrance to Weymouth Fore River 
in Hull; a tract at Peddock's Island Channel Light No. 2, near Sunken Ledge 
Beacon, in Hull, and one at Fore River Channel Light No. 2 A on Weymouth Fore 
River, Weymouth, were ceded by this action to the Federal Government. 

Bird Island Anchorage Basin 

During the year further repairs became necessary to dolphins at this basin. 
On Mar. 18, 1930, a contract was made with A. A. Hersey and Son Company to 
replace old and broken oak piles in dolphins "A" and "B" and to rebind the two 
dolphins with wire rope, at the following contract prices: for removing old piles 
and furnishing, driving and fitting new oak piles, including all incidental work, $74 
for each pile removed and replaced; for furnishing and binding each dolphin with 
wire rope, including all incidental work, $33.50 for binding each dolphin. This 
work was completed May 14, 1930, at a contract cost of $733. 



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Grand Junction Wharves or Cunard Docks 

Early in the year complaints were received by the Department regarding shoal 
spots in the area between the Cunard docks and the main ship channel in Boston 
Harbor, and requests were made for dredging to deepen the area. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge the area between the Cunard docks and the main 
ship channel to a depth of 35 feet at mean low water, at the following prices: 
for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 44.5 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This 
work is now in progress. 

India, Central and Long Wharves 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of the Eastern Steamship Lines, 
Inc., for dredging the area between the main ship channel in Boston Harbor 
and wharves used by the steamships of the petitioner. In the following month 
the owners of Lewis Wharf, Long Wharf and Commercial Wharf asked for dredg- 
ing between these wharves and the main ship channel. The expenditure involved 
was too large to allow the Department to carry out more than a part of the work 
requested. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge an area between India, Central and Long Wharves 
and the main ship channel to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water, at the fol- 
lowing prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 36 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per 
cubic yard. This work is now in progress. 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 

In March the Department received a request from the Bethlehem Shipbuilding 
Corporation, Ltd., for dredging southerly of the Simpson Works at East Boston 
to remove a shoal area in front of the U. S. Immigration Station. This shoal, a 
part of the westerly end of Bird Island Flats, interfered with the safe and con- 
venient access of snipping to the floating dry dock of the corporation. 

On Sept. 2, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge this shoal area to a depth of 18 feet at mean 
low water for a distance of approximately 800 feet and a width of 150 feet, at 
the following prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 55 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the dredging 
a contribution of $10,000 was made by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, 
Ltd. 

Hough's Neck, Quincy 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Mayor of Quincy, 
and others, for dredging a channel with basins at its inner end, in front of the 
Yacht Clubhouse and the public landing at Hough's Neck. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge a channel 60 feet wide and about 1,200 feet long to 
a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, a basin approximately 350 feet long and 
150 feet wide to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, and a basin 300 feet 
long and 150 feet wide to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. The contract 
prices for the work are: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 49 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of $4,000 has been made by 
the city of Quincy. The work is now in progress. 

Neponset River, Boston 

A contract was made on Nov. 5, 1930. with the Bav State Dredering and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge an area in Neponset River in front of property of 



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the Frost Coal Company to a depth of 10 feet at mean low water, and a channel 
from the northeasterly end of the area to a depth of 13 feet at mean low water. 
The contract prices for the work are: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 74 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Dredging under this contract has not yet begun. 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay Dredging 

Dredging under contract of July 16, 1929, with the Trimount Dredging Com- 
pany was completed July 10, 1930, at a contract cost of $116,967.20. 

In carrying out the work in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 317 of 
the Acts of 1929, a steep bank was left by the hydraulic dredge at Coulter's Beach 
on Freeport Street. As this created a condition dangerous for children using the 
beach, it was necessary to fill the depressions and provide an even slope at this 
shore. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with Henry N. Worthington to furnish 
and place about 3,000 cubic yards of sand or sand and gravel at Coulter's Beach 
at a contract price of $1.20 for each cubic yard placed. This work is now in 
progress. 

The statute authorizing the dredging provides that of the appropriation of $147,- 
500 made for the work, the sum of $28,125 is to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts, and the remainder, considered a part of the cost of the Old Colony 
Boulevard, is to be divided so that $59,687.50 is paid from the Highway Fund 
and an equal amount assessed upon the cities and towns of the Metropolitan 
District. 

Town River, Quincy 

The work of dredging in Town River under contract of Sept. 17, 1929, with 
the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company was completed Mar. 7, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $54,325.81. Toward this cost a contribution of $14,750 was 
made by the city of Quincy before the work began. During the progress of the 
dredging additional contributions were made of $900 by Hester K. Butts and of 
$400 by F. D. Lawley, Inc. 

Weir River, Hull 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Hull for 
the deepening of the channel in Weir River from Hingham Bay to the wharf 
of the Nantasket Beach Steamboat Company. 

On Apr. 1, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge the channel in the river to a depth not less than 15 
feet at mean low water from a point opposite the westerly end of World's End 
to the basin at the steamboat wharf of the Nantasket Beach Steamboat Company, 
to provide a channel 160 feet wide throughout to the full depth of 15 feet at mean 
low water. The contract prices for the work were: for dredging and disposing 
of dredged material, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing 
and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This dredging is not yet completed. 
Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $20,000 was made by the town of 
Hull. 

Exchange of Areas Between the City of Boston and the Commonwealth 

Under the provisions of Chapte.r 264 of the Acts of 1928, an exchange of land 
and flats at Marine Park, South Boston, was made by deed of May 21, 1930, 
from the Commonwealth and deed of May 27, 1930, by the City. This exchange, 
which has been under negotiation for some years, gives the Commonwealth better 
access for industrial development to its land southerly of the Reserved Channel 
and between Marine Park and Castle Island, and gives to the City access to 
Castle Island and opportunity to extend the development of its park property. 

The deed from the Commonwealth grants also to the City portions of Fargo 
and E Streets at South Boston, upon condition that the City will lay out, construct 
and pave the areas conveyed. 

The Department, acting under authority of Section 2 of Chapter 371 of the 
Acts of 1929, conveyed to the city of Boston by another deed of May 21, 1930, 



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two parcels of land at Nashua and Leverett Streets, Boston, for playground, bath- 
ing or similar purposes. 

These deeds were exchanged June 25, 1930, with an agreement dated May 27, 
1930, by the Mayor of Boston regarding the work in E and Fargo Streets, and 
with a check for $25,000 from said City to the Commonwealth. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES 
OUTSIDE OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 91, Gen- 
eral Laws, an appropriation of $175,000 was made during 1930, with the following 
condition: — 

"provided, that all expenditures made for the protection of shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropration of $40,000 was also available during the year for the main- 
tenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river 
banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from the tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth; Brant 
Rock, Marshfield; Cedar Point, Scituate; Centerville River, Barnstable; Cohasset 
Harbor, Cohasset; Connecticut River, Deerfield; Falmouth Heights, Falmouth; 
Herring River, Harwich; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester; Marion Harbor, Marion; Merrimack River, New- 
buryport; Phinney's Harbor, Bourne; Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth; Rock Harbor, 
Orleans; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; Scituate Harbor, Scituate; Waquoit Bay, 
Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made, but no work 
has been done to carry out the improvements petitioned for in Cedar Point, 
Scituate; Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset; Connecticut River, Deerfield; Lake Anthony, 
Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Marion Harbor, Marion; Merrimack River, 
Newburyport; Phinney's Harbor, Bourne; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; Waquoit 
Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works and 
in the tables of the Appendix accompanying the present reDort. These tables show 
localities, character of work, appropriations and expenditures by the Common- 
wealth, and certain appropriations and expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of work done during the year 1930 for the improvement of rivers, 
harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor, follows: 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of E. Donald Dodge for 
dredging at the entrance to Allen's Harbor. At this hearing the Selectmen explained 
that an article had been inserted in the town warrant for the annual meeting to 
provide for a contribution toward the cost of dredging and of placing riprap at the 
northerly end of the jetty. 

An examination by the engineer showed the necessity for repairs and for further 
protective work. On Nov. 12, 1930, a contract was made with Joseph W. Nick- 
erson to furnish materials and to construct a timber fence about 100 feet long, to 
furnish and place about 70 tons of stone riprap in front of the timber fence, 
and about 50 yards of sand as backfilling against said fence, and to place about 



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400 tons of stone riprap along the easterly bank northerly of the east jetty for 
a distance of about 250 feet. The contract prices for this work are: for each 
linear foot of fence measured in place, including the furnishing of all labor and 
materials and the performing of all excavation, backfilling and incidental work, 
the sum of $6.00; for each ton of riprap furnished and placed, including all grad- 
ing and incidental work, the sum of $4.65. 

Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $1,600 has been made by the 
town of Harwich. The work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $267.55. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$26,733.27. 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

During May a complaint was received from the Gloucester Chamber of Com- 
merce concerning an obstruction encountered by vessels in mid channel north 
of the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge. Investigation showed that a boulder 
about 6 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 4^2 feet high had in some way been deposited 
in the channel after the completion of the dredging in 1929. 

On June 20, 1930, a letter contract was made with Hall Brothers for the 
removal of the boulder. The work was completed July 9, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $400. 

Amount expended during the year, $523.49. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$171,498.69. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

The work of building an extension to the easterly jetty at Bass River, under 
contract of Nov. 19, 1929, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Com- 
pany, was completed May 3, 1930, at a contract cost of $24,318.45. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet 
deep at mean low water from the 6-foot contour in Nantucket Sound through 
the outer bar at the entrance to Bass River, for removing certain bars and shoals 
in the channel from the jetties to a point near the first highway bridge, and for 
dredging two anchorage basins on the Dennis shore of said river, at the following 
contract prices : for dredging channel and shoals and disposing of dredged material, 
58 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard; for dredging anchorage basins and disposing of 
dredged material, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement. 

This work was completed Oct. 16, 1930, at a contract cost of $39,249.28. 

Contributions toward the cost of these projects have been made as follows: 

Town of Dennis $10,000 00 

Town of Yarmouth 10,000 00 

Individuals 95 00 

This dredging has provided a channel 100 feet wide, 1,000 feet long and 6 feet 
deep at mean low water from the entrance of Bass River into Nantucket Sound, 
has removed four shoals to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water from the river, 
and has given two anchorage basins on the Dennis shore in the upper part of the 
river below the highway bridge. These basins within the six foot contour have a 
total area of 4.39 acres. 

Amount expended during the year, $59,564.85. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $176,526.08. 

Brant Rock, Marshfield 

The storm of Oct. 22 and 23, 1930, destroyed timber bulkheads and seriously 
weakened other protective work constructed by owners of property along the sec- 
tion of shore forming a promontory into the bay northerly of the sea wall built 
by the Commonwealth in 1924. To prevent further destruction and disastrous 
erosion of the shore during the winter, it became necessary to undertake some work 
at once. 

A contract was accordingly made on Nov. 25, 1930, with Philip B. Oakman to 



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place about 300 tons of heavy stone riprap and about 100 tons of stone chips to 
protect approximately 125 linear feet of bank and timber bulkhead, at a contract 
price of $3.85 per ton for stone in place. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,671.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$26,427.66. 

Centerville River, Barnstable 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Barn- 
stable, and others, for a survey and for the dredging of a channel from Gaff's 
Bridge eastward to a point near the Centerville Beach Club. 

On July 22, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company 
for dredging by hydraulic process a channel 5 feet deep at mean low water, 50 
feet wide on the bottom and about 4,700 feet long, in Centerville River at Cen- 
terville, at the following contract prices: for dredging the channel and disposing 
of excavated material upon the marsh, upland and beach in specified locations, 
including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices, 35 cents per cubic yard 
measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $10 per cubic yard. 

Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of $10,000 was made by the 
town of Barnstable, and of $4,211.50 by individuals interested. No work has begun 
under this contract. 

Amount expended during the year, $679.37. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$8,282.59. 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Duxbury, 
and others, for dredging to remove shoals and to enlarge the present channel 
and basin in Duxbury Harbor. 

On Mar. 18, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in Duxbury Bay, a portion to a depth of 
6 feet at mean low water and a part to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water. 
The contract prices for this work were: for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material, 52 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Work was completed May 23, 1930, at a con- 
tract cost of $48,084.64. By this dredging the area of the anchorage basin in 
this harbor has been increased to a total of 10.8 acres. 

Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $25,000 was made by individuals 
and organizations interested. 

Amount expended during the year, $49,837.76. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$92,653.35. 

Falmouth Inner Harbor 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth 
for dredging in Falmouth Inner Harbor. 

On May 13, 1930, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging 
about 10,000 cubic yards in the entrance channel to this harbor, to make the 
channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 10 feet deep at mean low water* and 
the basin area 6 feet deep at mean low water. The contract prices for the work 
were: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 45 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 
The dredging was completed May 25, 1930, at a contract cost of $4,230.90. To- 
ward the cost of the work a contribution of $2,500 was made by the town of 
Falmouth. 

As the condition of the jetties at this harbor made repairs necessary, the 
work was carried out under three contracts. In accordance with a letter contract 
of Mav 16, 1930, with William E. Burke, about 50 tons of heavy stone riprap 
were placed in the westerly jetty at a contract cost of $475. 

Under a letter contract of the same date with Arthur K. Finney about 230 tons 
of stonechips were placed back of the timber fence easterly of the east jetty at a 
contract cost of $1,329.13. 

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timber capping upon the timber fence. The work was completed July 31, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $75. 

Amount expended during the year, $6,622. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$150,396.26. 

Falmouth Shore Protection 

A petition was received in February from the Park Commissioners of Falmouth 
for the construction of a stone jetty extending seaward from the concrete sea 
wall built by the Commonwealth along Grand Avenue at Falmouth Heights. 

A contract was made on Apr. 15, 1930, with Arthur K. Finney for building a 
stone jetty and placing riprap in front of an existing concrete wall at Falmouth 
Heights, at the following contract prices: for furnishing and placing heavy stone 
and granite chips in jetty, $4.79 for each ton of 2,000 pounds; for furnishing and 
placing heavy stone riprap in front of the existing concrete sea wall, $4.79 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. This work was completed July 15, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $11,965.76. Toward this cost a contribution of $5,987.50 was made by the 
town of Falmouth. 

Amount expended during the year, $12,704.58. Total expenditure to' Dec. 1, 
1930, $70,667.71. 

Gloucester Inner Harbor 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Gloucester Maritime 
Association, and others, for dredging in Gloucester Inner Harbor. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom to a depth 
of 17 feet at mean low water in this harbor, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging channel and disposing of dredged material, 39.8 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 
This dredging was completed Oct. 7, 1930, at a contract cost of $29,228.72. 
Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $7,500 was! made by the city of 
Gloucester. 

Amount expended during the year, $29,792.06. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $148,786.71. 

Green Harbor, Marshfield 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of 
Marshfield, and others, for dredging and for repairs to the jetties at Green Harbor. 

The estimated cost of the work requested would require so large a contribution 
from the town, that legislation was necessary. By Chapter 199 of the Acts of 
1930, the town was authorized to borrow not exceeding $40,000 to pay its share 
of the cost of dredging and filling certain shore areas and constructing other 
necessary works at Green Harbor to improve the harbor for navigation and reclaim 
land for use as an aviation field. At a special town meeting held Sept. 5, 1930, 
the town voted to accept the provisions of the Act. 

The funds necessary to carry out the entire project have not been available 
this year. The condition, however, of the westerly jetty at the harbor entrance 
made it necessary to undertake some work for its protection before the coming 
of the winter storms. On Oct. 14, 1930, a contract was made with Owen W. 
Duffy Company to furnish material and build a timber fence about 660 feet long 
on the westerly side of the westerly jetty at the entrance to Green Harbor, at 
a contract price of $5.50 for each linear foot of fence measured in place, including 
the furnishing of all labor and materials and the performing of all excavation, back- 
filling and incidental work. This work is now in progress. 

Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $2,500 has been made by the 
town of Marshfield. 

Amount expended during the year, $2,404.91. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$79,036.95. 



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Gun Rock-Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 

The work under contract of Nov. 19, 1929, with Bradford Weston for the 
construction of three spur jetties in front of the sea wall, was completed Dec. 17, 

1929, at a contract cost of $520.80. 

Amount expended during the year, $578.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$38,485.08. 

Herring River, Harwich 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Harwich 
for dredging and for jetty extension in Herring River. 

On Aug. 26, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company 
for dredging a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean 
low water from the 6-foot contour in Nantucket Sound to the steel highway bridge 
over Herring River. The contract prices for this work are: for dredging channel 
and disposing of excavated material on the marsh and flats adjacent to the 
work, including the construction of necessary dikes and the removal of a section 
of the lower county bridge, 58 cents per cubic yard; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost 
of the dredging a contribution of $13,000 was made by the town and one of 
$12,600 by individuals interested. 

While this dredging was being carried on a request was made to the Department 
for the excavation of an anchorage basin below the Lower County Bridge. On 
Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company to 
dredge an anchorage basin in the location desired to a depth of 6 feet at mean low 
water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material on marsh and flats adjacent to the work, including the construction of 
necessary dikes, 40 cents per cubic yard; for removing boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribu- 
tion of $4,000 was made by William H. Doble. 

Amount expended during the year, $27,820. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$86,001.14. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Man- 
chester for dredging to deepen the inlet just north of Tucks Creek in Manchester 
Harbor. 

On Apr. 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in this harbor to a depth of 6 feet at mean 
low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 43 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work, comprising the excavation of an 
anchorage basin of 1.7 acres, was completed June 14, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $11,930.89. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of $6,500 was 
made by the town of Manchester. 

Amount expended during the year, $12,518.91. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 

1930, $176,295.48. 

New Bedford State Pier 

The larger portion of this pier has been, since September, 1927, under lease 
to the Lamport Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

The lease provides for the use by the Company of a specified portion of the 
pier for a period of ten years beginning Sept. 1, 1927, at a rental of $6,000 per 
year for the first five years, and of $10,000 per year for the five years following. 
The Company agrees by the terms of the lease to provide reasonable facilities 
for vessels desiring to use the present unenclosed area of the pier for water-borne 
commerce, as well as reasonable accommodation for loading and unloading cargo. 
The charges made for such uses of the pier are to be those established by the 
Department, effective since July 15, 1925. 

During the year minor repairs to buildings on the pier have been made, com- 
prising the replacing of galvanized iron flashing on a portion of the timber shed 
with copper flashing and the repairing of the deck of timber platforms. 



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Two transportation companies have occupied space this year in the Immigration 
Shed, the only building in the pier not included in the lease to the Lamport 
Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

Amount expended for operation and maintenance during the year, $2,474.46. 

Income during the year, $7,621.58. Total expenditure for operation and main- 
tenance to Dec. 1, 1930, $53,188.55. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 

An appropriation of $6,000 was made by the Legislature this year for the 
maintenance and repair of property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercen- 
tenary Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote 
of the Governor and Council on July 17, 1924. 

The work of replacing the timber deck of the State Pier was continued under 
a letter contract of Apr. 1, 1930, with George W. Starbuck by which labor and 
equipment were furnished by the contractor and material by the Commonwealth. 
The contract was completed May 3, 1930, at a cost of $821.95 for labor and 
equipment. 

Under a letter contract of Apr. 9, 1930, with Arthur K. Finney oak fender 
piles were driven at the State Pier at a contract cost of $385.70. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with Domenik Romano to furnish ma- 
terials and to build three concrete walks and a gravel walk, and to set about 430 
linear feet of straight granite curbing and about 72 linear feet of curved granite 
curbing on the driveway leading to the State Pier. The contract prices for this 
work are: for straight granite curbing set in place, $2.05 per linear foot; for 
curved granite curbing set in place, $2.25 per linear foot; for concrete walk com- 
plete in place, $2.25 per square yard; for gravel walk complete in place, $1.25 
per square yard. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,609.23. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $35,687.08. 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Plymouth, 
and others, for dredging in Plymouth Harbor. 

On May 20, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in Plymouth Harbor to a depth of 6 feet 
at mean low water at the following contract prices : for dredging and disposing of 
the dredged material, 51 cents per cubic yard, measured in scows; for removing 
and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Work was completed Nov. 20, 
1930, at a contract cost of $39,810.46. Under this contract an anchorage basin 
of 5.7 acres was excavated. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of 
$16,500 was made by the town of Plymouth and one of $4,500 by the Pilgrim 
Yacht Club. 

Amount expended during the year, $35,868.73. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $318,555.35. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 

During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission and placed under the control of the Department June 
23, 1926, has been cared for from funds appropriated for the use of the Province 
Lands. One employee of the Department has been kept at work during the 
summer to maintain this park in proper condition. 

Under date of Mar. 11, 1930, the Department conveyed by deed to the town 
of Provincetown for highway purposes four parcels of land acquired by the 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission. 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of Charles R. Richardson, 
and others, for the removal of shoals and for dredging to extend the present 
entrance channel to Rock Harbor. 



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An examination made by the engineer indicated that the shoaling could be 
checked by removing certain excavated material placed upon the bank of the 
creek during previous dredging. On Apr. 2, 1930, a letter contract was made 
with Frank H. Barry for the removal of a part of this material and its distribu- 
tion over the marsh. This work was completed April 30, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $539.25. 

Amount expended during the year, $596.55. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$20,667.51. 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Scitu- 
ate, and others, for the dredging of anchorage basins in Scituate Harbor. 

On Apr. 29, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge two areas in Scituate Harbor, one to a depth 
of 6 feet at mean low water, the other to a depth of 12 feet at mean low 
water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 53 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement, for one area, and 75 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement, for the other; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. At the completion of the work on Aug. 7, 
1930, the area of the anchorage basin had been increased 3.19 acres and the 
width of the entrance channel increased about 100 feet, at a contract cost of 
$39,117.99. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of $20,000 was 
made by the town of Scituate. 

Amount expended during the year, $40,217.16. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $205,865.94. 

Scituate Sea Walls 

An examination in February of the sea walls at the Glades at North Scituate, 
indicated that the erosion of the beach during the winter had made necessary 
the placing of stone riprap along the toe of the wall. Under letter contract 
of Feb. 19, 1930, with Frank H. Barry this work was done at a contract cost of 
$1,203.42. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,379.92. 

West Bay, Barnstable 

Complaints were received by the Department in May regarding shoals in the 
entrance channel to West Bay. On July 11, 1930, a letter contract was made 
with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company for dredging about 
4,500 cubic yards of material from the entrance channel, at a contract price 
of 58 cents per cubic yard. This dredging was completed July 22, 1930, at a 
contract cost of $4,326.22. Toward this cost contributions amounting to $1,128.07 
were made by individuals interested. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,585.73. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $114,517.57. 

West Harwich Shore Protection 

Work under contract of Oct. 29, 1929, with Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley for constructing about 2,250 linear feet of wire fence with spur jetties 
along the beach at West Harwich, was completed Feb. 24, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $5,728.10. 

Because of erosion during the spring along the beach at the location of 
the wire fence, about 230.95 tons of stone chips were placed back of the 
structure to check further damage. The cost of this work was $543.19. 

Amount expended during the year, $6,934.89. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $20,428.30. 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930 u^on the petition of Edward N. Dahlborg, 
and others, for dredging in Wild Harbor. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Com- 
pany for redredging the entrance channel and anchorage basin in Wild Harbor 
to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and the enlargement of the basin 



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on the northerly and westerly sides, at the following contract prices: for dredging 
and disposing of the material on the shore, 57 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in situ; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Toward 
the cost of this dredging a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of 
Falmouth and a contribution of $5,000 by organizations and individuals interested. 

The work under this contract is now in progress and will provide, when 
completed, an anchorage basin of 2.7 acres with a depth of at least 6 feet 
at mean low water. 

Amount expended during the year, $13,971.81. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $50,351.36. 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 

A survey of the entrance channel at Witchmere Harbor indicated considerable 
shoaling between the jetties near the outer end of the structures. On Nov. 
5, 1930, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging the entrance 
channel to this harbor to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and a width 
of 60 feet on the bottom, at the following contract prices: for dredging and dis- 
posing of the dredging material, 60 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work is now 
in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $253.44. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$55,795.13. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was con- 
ferred upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, 
Acts of 1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten 
or more acres of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the 
approval of the Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State 
in great ponds was later given by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, 
chapter 91, General Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to: Alum 
Pond, Stockbridge; Bateman's Pond, Concord; Benson's Pond, Middleborough ; 
Billington Sea, Plymouth; Cedar Dell Pond, Dartmouth; Cedar Pond, Carver; 
Coonamesset Pond, Falmouth; Crosman's Pond, Kingston; Dunham Pond, Carver; 
Forest Lake, Methuen; Great Herring Pond, Plymouth; Great Pond, Otis; Harmon 
Pond, New Marlborough; Lake Archer, Wenham; Lake Mahkeenac or Stock- 
bridge Bowl, Stockbridge; Lake Massapoag, Sharon; Lake Nippenicket, Bridge- 
water; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Larkum Pond, Otis; 
Little Alum Pond, Brimfield; Little Sandy Pond, Pembroke; Lovell's Ponds, 
Barnstable; Manchaug Lake, Douglas and Sutton; Maquan Pond, Hanson; Mary's 
Pond, Rochester; North Pond, Hopkinton and Milford; Nuttings Lake, Billerica; 
Oyster Pond, Edgartown; Round Pond, Falmouth; Skinequit Pond, Harwich; 
Spectacle Pond, Lancaster. 

During the year, surveys of the following great ponds have been made : — 

Manchaug Lake, Douglas-Sutton 

Area at time of survey 300.37 acres 

Area of natural pond ' . 193.36 acres 

Area of flowed pond 412.3 acres 

The area of this pond is divided between the two towns as follows : — 

103.57 acres in Douglas 
89.79 acres in Sutton 
Maximum depth, 30.9 feet 

Harmon Pond, New Marlborough 

Natural pond area 23.06 acres 

Maximum depth 40.0 feet 



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North Pond, Hopkinton-Milford 

Area of flowed pond 230 acres 

Area of natural pond 48.6 acres 

Maximum depth 16.3 feet 

Flax Pond, Yarmouth 

Natural pond area 10.04 acres 

Maximum depth 31.7 feet 

Eagle Pond, Dennis 

Area of natural pond 9.5 acres 

Maximum depth ' 28.2 feet 

Amount expended during the year, $2,780.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $16,653. 

Access to Great Ponds 

During the year one petition relative to access to great ponds has been 
filed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923. 

A petition of ten citizens of the Commonwealth for the establishment of a 
right of way to Dunham pond was presented to the Department on Nov. 
18, 1930, and has been assigned for public hearing before the joint board on 
Dec. 17, 1930. No further action will be taken until after the hearing. 

Province Lands 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown comprises about 3,800 acres lying northerly and westerly of 
a line described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision 
of this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried 
on since 1894. To check the movement of the sand the barren dunes are first 
covered with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches 
about two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 
inches deep. The transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This 
work is followed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Five acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 
three acres of bayberry were transplanted to reinforce areas previously planted. 
In addition 20,000 native pines on the sod have been transplanted and 350,000 
seedlings of Scotch and Austrian pines planted. 

During the year a section of State Highway was extended across the Province 
Lands, connecting the road constructed in 1929, with the old State Highway 
leading north from Provincetown and so completing a circuit through the Province 
Lands. 

In September and October a series of forest fires broke out on the Province 
Lands resulting in the burning of several hundred acres. The amount of damage 
caused to growing trees cannot be easily determined until Spring, but it will 
probably be necessary to replant trees on a portion of the area burned. 

By Chapter 300 of the Acts of 1930 the Department is authorized and directed, 
for the purpose of preventing the breeding of mosquitoes in the Province Lands 
to lay out and construct a dike acress Race Run, and to do such other work 
as may be necessary, in consultation with the State Reclamation Board, at an 
expenditure not exceeding $20,000. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with Frank H. Barry to construct a 
sand, marsh sod and timber dike about 3,200 feet long across Race Run at a 
contract price of $18,950. This work is now in progress. 

The conveyance by the Commonwealth to the Federal Government of a tract 
of land not exceeding nine acres, located westerly of the northerly end of the 
State Highway at Sea View, is authorized by Chapter 386 of the Acts of 1930, for 



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the purpose of providing a site for a Coast Guard Station. Consultations 
have been held regarding the exact limits of the area desired by the Coast 
Guard, but no deed has yet been signed. 

The sum of $301.85 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year 
from licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for 
mowing meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these lands. 

Amount expended during the year, $19,705.64. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $145,777.92. 

State Boundary Lines 

Chapter 1 of the General Laws, section 4, requires that the Department of 
Public Works shall in the year 1925 and in every fifth year thereafter inspect all 
monuments or other marks defining the location of the boundary lines of the 
Commonwealth and if any of them have been injured, displaced, removed, or 
lost, the Department shall, in cooperation with persons duly authorized by the 
adjacent state, restore them or replace them with suitable stone monuments and 
in the same manner set suitable stone monuments at points not properly marked 
where the state boundary is intersected by the boundary of any county, city, 
or town in the Commonwealth, or by a highway or railroad. If officers of adjoin- 
ing States are required to make such inspection at other times, the Department may 
cooperate with them. 

The perambulations of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the state of New York was made conjointly with William 
J. Henk, representing the state of New York, beginning July 8 and ending July 29, 
1930. All the marks were visited between the dates mentioned and, with one 
exception, were found to be in good condition and properly set. One bound was 
reset in concrete and a small portion of the line cut out to facilitate finding 
the bound in the future. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth and the 
state of New Hampshire was made conjointly with Leslie C. Clark, representing 
the state of New Hampshire, between June 17, 1930, and July 3, 1930. All the 
marks were visited between the dates stated and were found, with one exception, 
to be in good condition and properly set. One monument was reset in concrete. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the state of Vermont was made conjointly with Willard E. Walker 
and Edward W. Northrop, representing the state of Vermont, between June 3 
and August 31, 1930. All the marks were visited between the dates stated and, 
with three exceptions, were found to be in good condition and properly set. 
Three bounds were reset in concrete and a topographical sketch made of the 
location of Bound 5 showing an easy way to find the bound which has always 
been difficult to locate. 

Perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was made 
conjointly with Everett A. Kingsley, representing the state of Rhode Island, 
beginning September 10 and ending September 23, 1930. All the marks were 
visited between the dates stated and, with certain exceptions, found to be in 
good condition and properly set. The work of setting damaged monuments 
was in progress at the close of the fiscal year. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the state of Connecticut was made conjointly with Henry 
R. Buck, representing the state of Connecticut, beginning August 5 and ending 
August 20, 1930. All marks were visited between the dates mentioned and, with 
one exception, the bounds were found to be in good condition and properly 
set. One bound was reset in concrete. 

Town Boundary Lines 

During the year, at the request of the towns of Eastham and Wellfleet, 
a portion of the boundary line between these towns where it crosses tide 
water and Billingsgate Island was redetermined and marked with witness monu- 



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merits set on the mainland and on Billingsgate Island. Also a portion of the 
boundary line between Newbury and Rowley was run where the line crosses 
Plum Island and Plum Island River. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, 
Resolves of 1917, cooperation was established between the Commonwealth and 
the Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, so that 
results of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth 
and other work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been 
obtained for use by the Department and are available for other Departments 
of the Commonwealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid 
during the year, $3,865.48. 

An inspection made during the year of all gauging stations makes it clear 
that many old and delapidated ones need to be rebuilt. To rebuild old stations 
and maintain existing ones will require an increase of at least $1,000 in the 
appropriation. 

Re-Establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Division is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of 
the Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points 
and stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed, and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations 
as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following triangulation points were 
determined and permanently marked on the ground and geographical positions 
furnished to the Land Court: 4 stations in Norwood, 4 in Dennis, 8 in Brewster, 
6 in Chatham, 18 in Nantucket and 2 in Bellingham. Amount expended during 
the year, $914.36. 

Licenses and Permits 

During the year 139 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River and 110 permits for mis- 
cellaneous purposes. The Department also approved 83 permits granted by 
cities and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide 
water. 

DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES FOR WATERWAYS 

For Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor, 
1859-1930, Inclusive 

Payments To Nov. 30,1929 1930 Total 

Boston Harbor $1,313,279 49 x 

Dredging and filling .... $64,289 45 

Maintenance of property . . 751 06 

Special appropriation . . . 29,613 18 

Contribution 10,000 00 $1,417,933 18 

Commonwealth Flats, East Boston 3,087,515 ll 2 

Special appropriation . . . 5,811 72 3,093,326 83 

Commonwealth Flats, South Boston 4,872,123 69 — 4,872,123 69 

Castle Island 737,384 19 

Dredging and filling .... 1,437 52 738,821 71 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South 
Boston 
Construction 4,014,790 45 

1 Contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corporation in 1921, $4,000.00. 

2 Appropriated by City of Boston in 1926. $10,000.00. 



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Payments To Nov. 30, 1929 1930 Total 

Maintenance 467,614 64 83,278 30 

Dredging 22,050 36 

Operation and supervision . . 1,306,307 53 107,852 41 6,001,893 69 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East 
Boston 

Construction 1,199,703 23 

Operation and supervision . . 95,444 70 8,013 70 

Maintenance 13,335 18 1,316,496 81 

Commonwealth Pier No. 6, South 
Boston 

Construction 1,092,149 06 

Maintenance 51,937 90 1,144,086 96 

Dry Dock 3,169,651 15 x 3,169,651 15 

Hayward Creek 385,959 61 2 385,959 61 

Mystic River 428,463 41 3 433 76 428,897 17 

Maiden River 32,268 70 4 32,268 70 

Chelsea Creek 60,519 88 42 00 60,561 88 

Commercial Point, Dorchester Bay 53,213 10 53,213 10 

Maintenance of Property of Com- 
monwealth (in addition to 
maintenance items listed above) 258,666 76 52,295 63 310,962 39 



$22,640,327 78 $385,869 09 $23,026,196 87 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels Within Boston Harbor, Under the Direction of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1930, 
Inclusive 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, dredging . . $1,000 00 $22,012 08 

Dorchester, Easterly Shore, dredging and survey . 1,000 00 206,271 02 

Harbor View, dredging — 146 00 

Hingham Harbor, dredging 6,500 00 41,595 12 

Houghs Neck Channel, Quincy, dredging . . . . 7,500 00 30,092 76 

Island End River, Everett, survey — 264 10 

Jeffries Point Channel, dredging — 3,009 11 

Mystic River (near Lawrence and Wiggin Wharf), 

dredging — 5,927 70 

Neponset River, dredging . . 10,000 00 102,302 10 

Old Harbor Cove, dredging — 10,520 48 

Orient Heights Channel, dredging — 45,412 38 

Pemberton Point, Hull, breakwater .... 60,000 00 90,520 98 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, dredging . . 3,000 00 14,513 92 

Point Allerton, Hull, sea wall 50,000 00 75,127 05 

Point Shirley, Winthrop, dredging — 3,71337 

Quincy Bay, dredging .... ... 7,150 00 71,263 17 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, dredging . . — 2,110 96 

South Boston, Southerly Shore, dredging ... — 129,542 08 

Stony Beach, Hull, sea wall — 12,326 09 

Town River, Quincy, survey and dredging . . . 16,050 00 57,57327 

1 $17,877.73 additional paid by State Treasurer from Development of the Port of Boston 
Loan Sinking- Fund in settlement of claims. 

a Contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem Ship Building Corpora- 
tion, $38,600; paid by State Treasurer for land taking, $3,725.27. 

3 Contribution by Merrimac Chemical Company, 1920, $15,000.00; 1922, $4,182.50; con- 
tribution bv Beacon Oil Co.. 19?0, $50,000.00. 

4 Expended by United States Government, $31,000; contribution b> Standard Oil Company of 
New York, $600.00. 



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Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Weir River, Hull, dredging $45,000 00 $198,195 48 

Wessagussett Channel, dredging — 815 20 

Weymouth Fore River, dredging 8,250 00 69,469 09 

Winthrop Harbor Channels, dredging . . . . 1,700 00 39,783 58 

$217,150 00 $1,232,407 09 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work 

from Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 

Location and Character of Work Contributions Expenditures 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence, riprap and 

jetties $1,600 00 $267 55 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging and removal 

of boulders — 523 49 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, dredging and 

jetties 18,595 00 59,564 85 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap — 1,671 58 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, survey — 160 54 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging * . . 14,211 50 679 37 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, survey .... — 418 05 

Conservation of waters — 3,865 48 

Cotuit Harbor, Cotuit, dredging — 1,939 86 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury, dredging .... 25,000 00 49,837 76 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, riprap and jetty . . 5,987 50 12,704 58 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth, dredging . . 2,500 00 6,662 00 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging . . . 7,500 00 29,792 06 

Great Ponds, survey — 2,780 87 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, timber fence . . . 2,500 00 2,404 91 

Herring River, Harwich, dredging 29,600 00 27,820 00 

Hull, concrete jetties — 578 87 

Improvement of rivers and harbors, general ex- 
penses — 3,162 05 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey — 402 24 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester, dredging . . . 6,500 00 12,518 91 

Monument Beach, Bourne, survey .... — 326 40 

New Bedford State Pier, operation .... — 2,474 46 

Oak Bluffs, bulkhead and jetties — 8,332 24 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging ...... 21,000 00 35,868 73 

Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance ... — 4,609 23 

Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation * . — 19,705 64 

Provincetown Harbor, survey — 170 94 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, excavating — 596 55 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, survey .... — 164 70 
Scituate, shore protection: — 

Glades, North Scituate, riprap ...*.. — 1,203 42 

North Scituate, Surfside, sea wall repairs . — 176 50 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys . . . 20,000 00 40,217 16 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey — 608 49 

Water Conservation. — See Conservation of Waters 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, dredging . . 1,128 07 4,585 73 

West Harwich, Harwich, shore protection . . — 6,934 89 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging . . . . . 10,000 00 13.971 81 

Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, survey .... — 203 81 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, dredging .... — 253 44 

Wrecks and obstructions, removal of — 1,447 26 



$166,122 07 $359,606 42 



P.D. 54 101 

Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1930, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, Under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and Its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Acushnet River, inspection and dredging ... — $119,792 10 

Aliens Harbor, Harwich, shore protection, jetties 

and riprap $9,827 SO 26,733 27 

Aliens Pond, Dartmouth, survey , — 195 95 

Angle Tree Monument, reservation .... — 1,306 22 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, removing 

ledges and riprap 13,250 00 171,498 69 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, sur- 
vey, dredging and stone breakwater ... — 55,786 05 

Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, dredging . . . 1,500 00 18,554 64 

Bass River, Beverly, dredging 55,535 75 81,075 56 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredging 

and survey ' 22,595 00 176,526 08 

Beach Street, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Beverly Harbor, Beverly, dredging .... — 50,000 00 x 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea wall . . ... . 6,556 60 26,427 66 

Brewster, Skaket, Inlet, survey — 61719 

Bucks Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey and dredging 2,500 00 39,719 69 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, survey — 166 11 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, jetties 

and riprap 16,500 00 42,557 04 

Cataumet Harbor. — See Megansett Harbor 

Cedar Point, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging . . . 15,711 50 8,282 59 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater and dredg- 
ing 33,691 88 97,064 44 

Concord River, Billerica, removing boulders . . 150 00 1,664 59 

Connecticut River, investigation of navigation and 

surveys — 8,878 96 

Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work . . — 18,814 42 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey, wall and riprap 640 00 25,789 02 

Connecticut River, Hadley, protective work, diver- 
sion wall and survey 5,000 00 118,740 95' 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap . 1,000 00 51,238 61 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and protec- 
tive work 1,991 29 9,253 27 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and lighting 

old piers _ — 1,195 32 

Connecticut River, Northampton, protective work — 1,524 20 

Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap .... — 9,028 90 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall . . . 1,000 00 7,379 58 

Connecticut River, Springfield and W r est Springfield, 

protective work — 12,510 08 8 

Conservation of Waters, investigations ... — 71,630 02 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 

bulkhead repairs . 13,183 38 83,243 85 

Cuttyhunk Harbor," Gosnold, jetties and dredging 9,000 00 70,754 18 

Deacons Pond Harbor. — See Falmouth Inner 
Harbor 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging .... 27,000 00 92,653 35 



1 $50,000.00 expended by United States Government. 
'From 1888 inclusive. 
8 From 1891 inclusive. 



102 P.D. 54 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 
East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and removing 

scows ' . $10,000 00 $70,924 23 

Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, survey and cut in 

beach 300 00 3,496 64 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty re- 
pairs — 19,660 43 

Essex County beaches, survey — 1,000 00 

Essex River, Essex, dredging — 76,304 33 x 

Fall River Harbor, improvement — 1,130 18 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, sea wall and riprap 22,210 04 70,667 71 
Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall and 

riprap 31,500 00 150,396 26 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . . 3,300 00 17,477 53 

Gay Head, survey — 555 42 

Glades, North Scituate. — See Scituate 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall . . . 35,000 00 60,000 00 
Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and remov- 
ing ledges 15,000 00 148,786 71 

Great Head, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore 

Great Ponds, survey — 16,653 00 

Green , Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging and 

survey 2,500 00 79,036 95 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater .... 16,135 41 77,939 33 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 3,866 00 25,155 04 

Herring Creek, Scituate, survey — 253 76 

Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and fence 32,100 00 86,001 14 

Herring River, Wellfleet, dikes and ditches . . 10,000 00 34,509 38 

Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and survey — 21,271 67 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, survey .... — 2,011 29 

Hull, sea wall and jetties 8,882 06 38,485 08 

Humarock Beach, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater 2,500 00 65,017 76 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general ex- 
penses — 36,097 73 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty, wall, riprap and 

dredging 3,800 00 59,079 55 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruction — 166 41 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, jetties and dredging . 5,000 00 75,531 24 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation . . — 345 32 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey — 402 24 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging . . 18,809 29 66,631 28 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging .... 2,500 00 11,166 16 

Little River, Gloucester, survey — 862 93 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging .... 4,500 00 61,603 36 
Lynn Harbor, Lynn, anchorage basin, survey and 

dredging ... 5,200 00 121,609 22 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and filling 37,500 00 163,431 53 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester, survey, jetties and 

dredging 76,500 00 176,295 48 

Mattapoisett Harbor, survey — 255 48 

Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth, dredging 12,730 00 52,116 66 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, jetties, 

dredging, sea wall and riprap 2,700 00 116,992 11 

Merrimack River, investigation and survey . . — 1,208 50 

1 $5,000.00 expended by United States Government. 



P.D. 54 

Contributions by 
Municipality 

Locality and Character of Work or Others 

Mill River, Gloucester, survey and dredging . . $300 00 

Mitchell's River, Chatham, survey and dredging . 6,000 00 

Monument Beach, Bourne, survey .... — 

Nahant, survey — 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, dredging . 5,500 00 

Nantucket, survey of Sesachacha Pond ... — 

Nantucket Harbor, dredging 5,000 00 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Orleans, dredging 2,000 00 

New Bedford Harbor, dredging — 

New Bedford State Pier, pier shed and dredging . 13,446 74 x 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance — 

Newburyport Harbor, survey — 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, breakwater, dredging 

and riprap 1,950 00 

North River, Marshfield, surveys and removing rocks 1,800 00 

North River, Salem, survey — 

North Scituate. — See Scituate 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks — 

Oak Bluffs, sea walls, bulkhead and jetties . . 52,500 00 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey — 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging . . 1,000 00 

Orleans, survey — 

Palmer's Pond, Falmouth, survey .... — 
Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredging and repair- 
ing jetties 1,200 00 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, -dredging and jetty — 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, pile wharf and survey . — 

Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey ... — 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham 600 00 

Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport, 

survey — 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old piling 92,794 55 2 
Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance ... — 
Point Shirley, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore 
Poponesset Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, dredging — 
Powow River, Amesbury, dredging channel and rip- 
rapping wall — 

Province Lands, Prdvincetown — 

Provincetown Harbor, shore protection ... 75 00 

Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey ... — 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans, survey and dredging . 500 00 

Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier . . — 

Revere, stone breakwater — 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, dredging 2,400 00 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, dredging and removing 

^ rocks 500 00 

Salem Harbor, Salem, survey — 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey .... — 
Salter's Point, Dartmouth, breakwater . . . 4,500 00 
Sand Hills, Scituate. — See Scituate 
Sandwich Harbor, Sandwich, dredging channel, rip- 
rap and jetties 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus 2,000 00 

1 Paid by Surety Company. 

2 $57,000.00 expended under direction of United States Government. 



103 



Total 


r 


Expenditure 


$24,899 


59 


23,113 


92 


326 


40 


82 


15 


28,529 


62 


110 


66 


58,982 


52 


10,671 


24 


18,856 


57 


494,133 


33 


53,188 


55 


115 


97 


41,385 


22 


8,658 


75 


704 


52 


594 95 


141,077 


77 


143 


23 


15,295 


89 


104 


18 


358 


76 


198,010 


32 


5,227 


68 


5,192 


95 


904 


80 


2,364 


33 


983 


31 


318.555 


35 


35,687 


08 


46,252 


33 


502 


94 


145,777 


92 


28,730 


81 


710 


31 


2,194 


50 


275 


00 


60,397 


93 


20,667 


51 


15,720 


28 


1,509 


92 


210 


11 


42,939 


57 


80,579 


84 


20,845 


17 



104 



Locality and Character of Work 
Scituate, shore protection : — 

Beach Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, wall and riprap 

Glades, North Scituate, filling and riprap . 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey, wall and jetties 

North Scituate, Surfside, spur jetties 

Sand Hills, Scituate, wall and jetties . 

Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey . 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys . 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 

Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 

Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty .... 

Shirley Gut, survey 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 

South River, Salem, dredging .... 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and excava 

tion 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey . 
Taunton-Brockton waterway, investigation . 
Taunton River, survey and dredging 
Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, survey 
Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, survey 
Third Cliff, Scituate. — See Scituate. 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing sea wall 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater and 

dredging 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall and bulk 

head 

Wareham River, Wareham, survey and dredging 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey . 

Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap 

Water Conservation. — See Conservation of Waters. 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging 

West Bay Barnstable and Osterville 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, surveys, dredging 

and breakwater 

West Harwich, shore protection 
Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties 
Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging 
Winthrop Shore, sea walls and protective work 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredging 
Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 
Wrecks, removal from tide water .... 
Yarmouthport Harbor, survey 



P.D. 54 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

or Others Expenditure 



78 
38 
60 
26 
10 



$17,333 52 
21,446 64 

2,297 92 
13,250 
37,816 

1,757 

4,511 

75,193 

53,300 00 

500 00 

13,000 00 

1,500 00 



3,875 00 
3,000 00 



12,500 00 

2,380 50 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 
5,000 00 
9,713 98 



1,500 00 

16,128 07 

11,473 75 

3,500 00 



15,000 00 

40,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

7,000 00 



50 
32 
52 
96 
06 
69 



$34,782 

37,445 

13,053 

30,737 

57,279 

17,042 

12,624 06 
121,353 34 
205,865 94 

17,774 34 

25,088 55 

24,555 

97 

615 

13,466 

13,462 



10 
05 
66 
16 
66 



203 
10,803 

5,278 
28,697 

9,932 
11,786 



42 
01 
18 
18 
75 
71 



11,945 01 

45,518 25 

57,424 50 

42,567 93 

25,099 86 

14,968 75 

17,600 29 
114,517 57 

63,350 92 
20,428 30 

6,037 
19,025 
50,351 
97,547 
55,795 

6,968 
20,283 
95,977 



29 

07 
36 
52 
13 
86 
69 
37 



$1,174,210 49 $6,924,058 20 



Federal Appropriation and Expenditures 

Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, are shown in the following tables furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 



P.D. 54 105 
Table No. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement 

(Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, for 

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Newburyport Harbor ....... $500,900 00 $500,900 00 

Gloucester Harbor 538,183 00 538,183 00 

Beverly Harbor ......... 246,690 41 246,690 41 * 

Salem Harbor . , 71,368 66 71,368 66 

Lynn Harbor 471,937 00 471,937 00 

Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 

Boston Harbor 13,443,058 14 13,494,862 58 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River . . . 120,487 34 131,908 00 

Weymouth Fore River 641,150 00 641,150 00* 

Weymouth Back River 27,000 00 27,000 00 

Scituate Harbor . . , 126,590 98 126,590 98 

Plymouth Harbor 421,184 80 421,184 80 3 

Cape Cod Canal 11,843,479 71 12,034,555 45 

Operating and Care of Cape Cod Canal . . 534,110 95 544,000 00 

Provincetown Harbor 348,062 72 348,062 72 

Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound . . . 1,294,738 15 1,332,845 68 

Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket .... 694,582 83 694,582 83 

New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor . . . 935,852 58 935,852 58 

Fall River Harbor 411,614 07 411,614 07 

Taunton River 204,329 19 204,329 19 

$33,182,005 37 $33,484,302 79 

Table No. 2. — Localities in Which Work is Not Now in Progress 

(Compiled from data furnished by the United States Treasury Department and 

the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Merrimack River $404,466 72 $404,466 72 

Maiden River 149,950 00 149,950 00 

Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of Refuge . . 1,941,478 00 1,941,478 00 

Bass River 20,150 34 20,150 41 

Buzzards Bay Harbor 2,500 00 2,500 00 

Canapitset Channel 5,312 54 9,800 00 

Chatham Harbor 12,171 36 13,732 79 

Cohasset Harbor 10,000 00 10,000 00 

Duxbury Harbor 37,000 00 37,000 00 

East Dennis breakwater 7 57 1,500 00 

Edgartown Harbor 25,000 00 25,000 00 

Essex River 30,000 00 30,000 00 

Hingham Harbor 38,316 58 39,000 00 

Hyannis Harbor ........ 221,267 07 221,267 07 

Ipswich River 5,617 91 7,500 00 

Kingston Harbor 8,940 09 10,000 00 

Little Harbor, Woods Hole 18,000 00 18,000 00 

Manchester Harbor 23,985 57 24,300 00 

Marblehead Harbor 833 42 1,900 00 

Martha's Vineyard Harbor 7,000 00 7.000 00 

Powow River 50,940 72 51,000 00 

Rockport Harbor 91,229 25 91,232 57 

Town River . 37,577 41 37,577 41 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 55,38735 60,000 00 

Wareham Harbor 95,997 30 96,236 00 

1 In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 

2 In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 

3 In addition $108,400 has been contributed by local interests. 



106 P.D. 54 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Wellfleet Harbor ........ 11,365 57 16,000 00 

Westport Harbor and River 3,000 00 3,000 00 

Winthrop Harbor 9,000 00 9,000 00 

Woods Hole Channel 343,599 92 344,000 00 

Total $3,660,094 69 $3,682,590 97 

Recapitulation 

Total of Table No. 1 $33,182,005 37 $33,484,302 79 

Total of Table No. 2 3,660,094 69 3,682,590 97 

Grand total ' . $36,842,100 06 $37,166,893 76 

Expenditures on Boston Harbor and Its Tributaries to June 30, 1930 

(The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include 

tributaries heretofore improved) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Boston Harbor proper 1 $13,443,058 14 $13,494,862 58 

Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 

$13,749,742 98 $13,801,547 42 
1 Including Chelsea Creek. 



108 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay, 
dredging. 



D Street Storehouse, repairs to plat 

forms. 
Town River, Quincy, dredging . 



Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier 5, wooden bridges 
over railroad tracks. 

West Harwich, shore protection . 



Bass River, Yarmouth, extension of 
easterly jetty. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to timber 
platforms. 



Trimount Dredging Company 



Geo. W. Nicoll Co. Inc. 

Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Trimount Dredging Company 



Maurice M. Devine . 



Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 

W. H. Ellis & Son Co. . 



Hull, Sea wall Gun Rock — Green Hill, 

spur jetties. 
Boston Airport, miscellaneous repairs to 

hangars of M. N. G. 



Bradford Weston 
Hill and Delaney 



Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to floor 

surfacing. 
Ramp and portion of D St., repaving 

D St. Storehouse, cement plaster sur- 
facing on walls. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, indicator posts 
and gate valves on water pipes. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, steel office par- 
titions in Room 350. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, dredging east 
and west docks. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, refreshment 
booth. 



Duxbury Harbor, dredging . 



Reynolds Bros., Inc. 

A. DeStefano & Sons, Inc. 

Maurice M. Devine . 

M. De Sisto Company 

E. F. Hauserman Company, Inc. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 

Carl S. Helrich 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



July 16, 1929 

Sept. 3, 1929 
Sept. 17, 1929 

May 6. 1930 

Oct. 22, 1929 
Oct. 29, 1929 

Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 



Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 26, 1929 



Nov. 27, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 

Nov. 27, 1929 

Dec. 24, 1929 

Jan. 7, 1930 
Jan. 7. 1930 

Mar. 18. 1930 



P.D. 54 

and in Force During the Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 



109 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 

paid during 

year end- 

ingNov.30, 

1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1930 



Estimated 
amount of 
contract 



Completed 
July 10, 1930 



Completed 
Nov. 26. 1929 
Completed 
Mar. 7. 1930 



In progress 



Completed 
Dec. 28, 1929 

Completed 
Feb. 24, 1930 



Completed 
May 3, 1930 

Completed 
Feb. 8. 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 17, 1929 
Completed 
Jan. 8, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 28, 1929 
Completed 
Apr. 11, 1930 
Completed 
May 21, 1930 



Completed 
Mar. 27. 1930 



Completed 
Jan. 24, 1930 



Completed 
Tuly 1, 1930 

Completed 
Feb. 1. 1930 



Completed 
May 23. 1930 



For dredging channels, 40 cents per' cubic 

yard measured in situ. 
For dredging flats, 49 cents per cubic yard 

measured in situ. 
For removing and disposing of boulders, 

$18 per cubic yard. 
Unit prices ...... 

For dredging channel and disposing of 
dredged material, 49 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material on shore, 57 cents per cubic 
yard, measured in situ. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For making and installing wooden bridges 
over railroad tracks in track pit, $249 
each. 

For furnishing materials and building wire 
fence, $1.55 for each linear foot. 

For furnishing materials and building wire 
spur jetties, $1.55 for each linear foot. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap 
and chips in jetty, $6.15 for each ton 
of 2000 pounds. 

For furnishing, driving, fitting and secur- 
ing fender piles on sides and end of 
pier, $72 each. 

For furnishing, driving, fitting and secur- 
ing new foundation piles, $74 each. 

For furnishing and placing screw bolts, 
drift bolts, iron bands and fitting, 15c 
per pound. 

For 1 furnishing, fitting and securing yellow 
pine lumber in fender cap and plat- 
forms, $222 for 1500 feet B. M. 

$15 for each cubic yard of concrete in 
place in completed work. 

For installation of toilet room, complete, 
$2,300. 

For furnishing- and laying 2-inch water and 
4-inch sewer pipes, including excavation, 
back fill and all incidental work, $675. 

For removal of boiler, $150. 

For each 1000 ft. B. M. of lumber fur- 
nished and erected in storage platform, 
$85. 

Unit prices . . . . 

Unit prices ...... 

For furnishing and placing cement plaster 
surfacing Yz inch thick on tile wall, 
$2.25 per square yard measured in place 
in the completed work. 

For furnishing and installing complete, 
gate valves, indicator posts, offset line 
and wheel guards, including all inci- 
dental work, the lump sum of $1,050. 

^or furnishing and erecting steel partitions, 
the lump sum of $1,816. 

T f Hauserman 102 Green finish, baked on 
enamel is used, $166 may be deducted. 

^or dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 84^4 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

^or the construction of the Refreshment 
Booth complete, including plumbing, heat- 
ing and electrical connections, the lump 
sum of $833. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 5 2 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 



$75,384 90 

1.694 42 
39,449 26 

13,034 50 

1,465 96 

5,728 10 

24,318 45 
1,711 44 



s 520 80 
3,050 00 



6,561 25 

15,738 18 
1,046 89 

1,379 96 

1,816 00 

21,346 30 

887 74 

48,084 64 



$116,967 


20 


2,488 


89 


54,325 


81 


13,034 


50 


2,481 


88 


5,728 


10 


24,318 


45 


1,711 


44 


520 


80 


3,050 


00 


6,561 


25 



$113,418 00 

2.277 00 

40.200 00 

19,500 00 

1,992 00 

5.087 10 

22,140 00 

758 00 



O.OOX 

15,738 


4U 

18 


1,046 


89 


1,379 


96 


1,816 


00 


21,346 


39 


887 


74 


48,084 


64 



525 00 
3,465 00 



4.340 00 

12.787 25 

945 00 

1,050 00 

1,816 00 

20,000 00 
833 00 

49,420 00 



110 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



225 
226 

227 

228 

229 

230 
231 



232 



233 



234 



235 



236 



Bird Island Anchorage Basin, repairs 
to dolphins. 



Falmouth Heights, stone jetty and rip- 
rap. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, new doors 
frames and glazing. 



Weir River, Hull, dredging 



Manchester Harbor, dredging 



E Street Storehouse, rebuilding timber 

platform. 
Scituate Harbor, dredging 



A. A. Hersey & Son Company 



Arthur K. Finney 



Hill & Delanev 



237 
238 



239 



Gloucester Harbor, dredging 



Plymouth Harbor, dredging 



Falmouth Inner, Harbor, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to plaster 
walls, installation of steel plates and 
glazing. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 



Mar. 18, 1930 



Apr. 15, 1930 



Apr. 29, 1930 



Bay State Dredging and Con- Apr. 1, 1930 
tracting Company. 



Race Run Dike, Province Lands . 
Boston Harbor, dredging off India, 
Central and Long Wharves. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Michael Solimando . 

Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



William E. Burke 



Maurice M. Devine 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Frank H. Barry 
Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Apr. 15, 1930 

May 6, 1930 
Apr. 29, 1930 



Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 



Trimount Dredging Company 



May 6, 1930 

May 20, 1930 

May 13, 1930 

June 10, 1930 
July 15, 1930 



Tulv 15. 1930 
July 15, 1930 



July 22, 1930 



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111 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 

ingNov.30, 

1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30. 

1930 



Estimated 
amount of 
contract 



Completed 
May 14. 1930 



Completed 
July 15. 1930 



Completed 
June 2. 1930 



Completed 
Oct. 15. 1930 



Completed 
June 14. 1930 



Completed 
July 15. 1930 
Completed 
Aug. 7. 1930 



Completed 
Oct. 7, 1930 



Completed 
Nov. 20. 1930 



Completed 
May 25. 1930 



Completed 
July 30, 1930 

Completed 
Oct. 16. 1930 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 



For removing old piles, furnishing, driving 
and fitting new piles, $74 for each pile 
removed and replaced. 

For furnishing and binding each dolphin 
with wire rope, $33.50 for binding each 
dolphin. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone 
and granite chips in the jetty, $4.79 for 
each ton of 2000 pounds. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone 
riprap in front of the existing concrete 
sea wall, $4.79 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds. 

For furnishing all materials and labor 
doing all work necessary to install com- 
plete new doors, $125 for each set of 
new doors. 

For removing broken glass, furnishing and 
setting new wire glass, 75 cents for each 
light of glass. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 43 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 

For dredging area "A" and disposing of 
dredged material, 53 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging area "C" and disposing of 
the dredged material. 75 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 39.8 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 51 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel and basin and dispos- 
ing of dredged material, 45 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 



For dredging channel and shoals and dis- 
posing of dredged material, 58 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging anchorage basins and dispos- 
ing of dredged material, 55 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

Lump sum_ of $18,950 . 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 36 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial on marsh, upland and beach. 35 
cents per cubic vard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$10 per cubic yard. 



$733 00 
11,9*65 76 

1,179 00 

64,141 81 

11,930 89 

8,166 08 
39,117 99 



29,228 72 

33,838 89 

5,230 90 

5,005 26 

33,361 89 



12,886 00 
17,082 45 



$733 00 

11.965 76 

1.179 00 

64.141 81 

11.930 89 

8.166 08 

39,117 99 



29,228 72 

33,838 89 

4,230 90 

5,005 26 

33,361 89 



12,886 00 
17,082 45 



$437 00 
11.975 00 

1.400 00 

72,020 00 

11,200 00 

7.681 00 
39.320 00 



27,880 00 

38,780 00 

4,520 00 

3,885 00 
40.940 00 



18,950 00 
14,420 00 



21,710 00 



112 



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Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


240 


Staples Coal Wharf, dredging westerly 
dock. 


J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany. 


July 15, 1930 


241 


East Boston, dredging off*Cunard Docks 
(Grand Junction Wharves). 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


July 15, 1930 


242 


Staples Coal Wharf, fender logs . 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


July 15, 1930 


243 


Herring River, Harwich, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Aug. 26, 1930 


244 


East Boston, dredging adjacent to 
Simpson Works. 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Sept. 2, 1930 


245 


Commonwealth Pier 5, additions to en- 
gineering offices. 


Carl S. Helrich 


Aug. 26, 1930' 


246 


Commonwealth Pier 5, additional offices 
and alterations for Registry of Motor 
Vehicles. 


M. Slotnick Company 


Sept. 2, 1930 


248 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, timber fence 


Owen W. Duffy Co. . 


Oct. 14, 1930 


249 


South Boston, painting exterior of build- 
ing on Grasselli Wharf and of gar- 
age under viaduct. 


Maurice M. Devine . 


Oct. 28, 1930 


250 


Aliens Harbor, Harwich, timber fence 
and rip-rap. 


Joseph W. Nickerson 


Nov. 12, 1930 


251 


Neponset River, dredging . 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Nov. 5, 1930 


252 


Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, dredging 


William E. Burke . . 


Nov. 5, 1930 


253 


Northern Avenue, sea wall . 


William R. Farrell . 


Nov. 18, 1930 


254 


Hough's Neck, Quincy, dredging . 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Nov. 25, 1930 



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113 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 

ingNov.30, 

1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30. 

1930 



Estimated 

amount of 

contract 



Completed 
Aug. 29. 1930 



In progress 



Completed 
Sept. 11, 1930 



In progress 



In progress 



In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 21. 1930 



In progress 

In progress 
In progress 

In progress 
In progress 

In progress 
In progress 



For dredging and disposing of ' dredged 
material, 50 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$15 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 44.5 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing, preparing and placing float- 
ing fender logs, $3.53 per linear foot of 
fender log in place. 

For furnishing and attaching each chain 
complete, $52 for each chain placed in 
the work. 

For dredging channel and disposing of 
dredged, material upon adjacent flats, 58 
cents per cubic yard, including building 
dikes and removing section of lower 
County Bridge. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing labor -and materials and 
building addition to engineering offices. 
$17,890. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing 
and setting new wire glass, $1.25 for 
each light of glass placed. 

For reputtying Fenestra sash, 35 cents for 
each light of glass puttied. 

For furnishing labor and materials and 
building additional offices and making 
alterations to offices at Registry, $13,700. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing 
and setting new wire glass, $2.50 for 
each light of glass so placed. 

For reputtying Fenestra sash, $2.30 for 
each light of glass so puttied. 

For each linear foot of fence measured in 
place, including furnishing of all labor 
and materials and performing of all exca- 
vation, backfilling and incidental work, 
$5.50. _ 

For furnishing labor and equipment for 
painting by spraying under compressed 
air the exterior of two buildings, the 
lump sum of $595. 

For each linear foot of fence, measured in 
place, including furnishing of labor and 
materials, $6. 

For each ton of riprap furnished and 
placed, including all grading and inci- 
dental work, $4,65. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 74 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 80 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders. 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap along 
toe of sea wall, including < all incidental 
work, $4.73 per ton of riprap in place. 

For dredging and disposing of dredeed 
material, 49 cents per cubic yard, fcow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
?20 per cubic yard. 



!,040 50 



25,085 92 



1,426 75 



25,587 19 



26,363 26 



14,696 67 



$3,040 50 



25 085 92 



1,426 75 



25,587 19 



26,363 26 



14,696 67 



$2,265 00 



17.820 00 



1.579 00 



51.610 00 



25.320 00 



18.067 50 



12.825 05 



12,825 05 



14.295 00 



2,103 75 



303 45 



2,103 75 



303 45 



3.700 00 

595 00 

2,785 50 

1.352 00 

4.940 00 

2,838 00 

14,720 00 



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Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


255 


Coulter's Beach, Savin Hill Bay, plac- 
ing sand or gravel. 


Henry N. Worthington . 


Nov. 25, 1930 


256 


Pilgrim Memorial Park, Plymouth, con- 
crete walks, etc. 


Domenik' Romano . 


Nov. 25, 1930 


257 
259 


Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap ^ . . 
Herring River, Harwich, dredging 


Philip B. Oakman . 
Trimount Dredging Company 


Nov. 25, 1930 
Nov. 25, 1930 



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115 



Condition of 
Work 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 
In progress 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 
ingNov.30. 
1930 



For furnishing and placing sand or sand 
and gravel, including all incidental work, 
$1.20 per cubic yard of material placed 
in the work. 

For straight granite curbing set in place, 
$2.05 per linear foot. 

For curbed granite curbing set in place, 
$2.25 per linear foot. 

For concrete walk in place, $2.25 per 
square yard. 

For gravel walk in place, $1.25 per square 
yard. 

For placing riprap and chips, $3.85 per ton. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial on marsh and flats, 40 cents per 
cubic yard. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 



$1,636 25 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30. 

1930 



$1,636 25 



Estimated 

amount of 

contract 



$3,600 00 



1.178 75 



2.500 00 
8.000 00 



116 



P.D. 54 



INDEX 



General 



PAGE 



Appropriations 

Financial Statements 

Expenditures 

Receipts .......... 

Organization, under chapter 16. General Laws, as amended 

Personnel 

Recommendations for Legislation 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works 

Relating to Highways 

Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
Bridges, in general ........ 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River . 
Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River . 
New Bedford-Fairhaven, — over Acushnet River . 
Common Carriers. Permits to use Highways .... 

Contract Prices, Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 . 

Contracts signed during the year 

Co-operative Work. Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities. Towns 
and Counties ........ 

Expenditures. Summary for the Year ..... 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts 

Mileage . 

Statement of Road Projects 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work during 
the Year ......... 

Highway Fund . 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts . 

Repairing highway bridges over location of Southern New En 
Railroad . ......... 

Petitions. Meetings and Hearings ....... 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns . 
Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns . 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 
Towns where Work has been contracted for .... 

State Highways 

Construction and Reconstruction ...... 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 
Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation 
Maintenance and Repair ....... 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 
Motor Vehicle Traffic on Numbered Routes .... 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways . 

Petitions received during the Year 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter 1929-1930 . 

Removal of Snow and Ice 

Resurfacing and Widening ...... 

Roadside Maintenance and Development .... 



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P.D. 54 

Signs, Direction, Route, Warning, etc. 
Traffic Accident Studies . 
Traffic Control Signals and Regulations 
Traffic Count ..... 

Tercentenary Signs .... 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc 

Town and County Ways .... 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 
Towns where Work has been contracted for 
Type of Road and Length contracted for . 



and 



Counties 



117 

PAGE 

34 
35 
34 
34, 36 
41 
33 
52 
52 
57 
52 
52 



Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 



Registrations 



Accident Report Letters .... 

Aircraft 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received . 
Branch Offices ...... 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly 

and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. . 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Examinations for Licenses .... 

Expenditures, Analysis of, for 1930 . 
Headlighting ....... 

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability 
Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions . 

Number of Children killed and injured . 

Number of Collisions .... 

Number of Persons killed and injured . 
Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of . 

Brakes and Lights 

Rear Lamps 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Receipts, Analysis of 

Total Receipts credited Highway Fund, 1930 
Revocations and Suspensions 

Safety Work 

Used-car Section ...... 

Motor Vehicle Identification . 
Engine Numbers assigned . 
Motor Vehicles stolen 
Reports 



to Deaths 



General 



Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 



Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth . 

Boston Harbor 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 . 
Reclamation of Flats . 



118 P.D. 54 

PAGE 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 83 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 83 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 84 

Fargo and E Streets, — agreement with City of Boston relative to 

exchange of areas 87 

Grasselli Wharf 84 

Marine Park, — exchange of land with City of Boston ... 87 

Northern Avenue Sea Wall 84 

Ramp and D Street 83 

Staples Wharf 84 

Bird Island Anchorage Basin 85 

Deeds to United States of Areas in Tide Water 85 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 86 

Exchange of Areas between the City of Boston and the Commonwealth 87 
Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 

1859-1930, inclusive 98 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 

Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1930, inclusive ... 99 

Grand Junction Wharves 86 

Hough's Neck, Quincy 86 

India, Central and Long Wharves 86 

Nashua Street, — exchange of land with City of Boston . . . 87 

Neponset River, Boston 86 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay 87 

Town River, Quincy 87 

Weir River, Hull 87 

Brant Rock, Marshfield 89 

Centerville River, Barnstable 90 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams . . 98 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1930 . . . 10S 

Duxbury Harbor. Duxbury 90 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30. 1930, excepting Boston Harbor . \ 101 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1, 

1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 100 

Falmouth Inner Harbor .90 

Falmouth Shore Protection 91 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and Har- 
bors to June 30, 1930 . . . 104 

Gloucester Inner Harbor 91 

Great Ponds 95 

Access to ... . 96 

Dunham's Pond, Carver 96 

Surveys . 95 

Green Harbor. Marshfield 91 

Gun Rock-Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 92 

Herring River, Harwich .92 

Income. Statement of 13 

Licenses and Permits 98 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 92 

New Bedford State Pier 92 

Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 93 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 93 

Port of Boston Fund 13 

Province Lands 96 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 93 

Rivers. Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside of Boston Harbor . 88 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 93 



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PAGE 

Scituate Harbor. Scituate 94 

Scituate Sea Walls 94 

State Boundary Lines 97 

Town Boundaries 97 

Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of Certain 98 

West Bay, Barnstable 94 

West Harwich Shore Protection 94 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth ..." 94 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 95 






Public Document 



No. 54 



atfte Commontoealti) of $las#acf)ugett* 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year Ending November 30, 1931 




PUBklCATlON OF THIS DOCUMENT APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE. 

980. 7-'32. No. 5817. 



artje CommontoaUf) oC ftla^sacfjusetttf 
TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1931 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Common-Health of 

Massachusetts 

In accordance with the provisions of law, 1 have the honor, as Commissioner 
of Public Works, to submit the twelfth annual report of the Department of Public 
Works for the year ending November 30, 1931. * 

The organization of the Department, as defined in chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows:— 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Herman A. MacDonald. 

The Department has conducted during this year a road building program which 
has broken all previous records, both in mileage of road surfaces completed and in 
the expenditure of money. This impetus to highway work was caused by the 
special legislation, Chapter 122, Acts of 1931, which increased the tax on gasoline 
and in addition provided a bond issue of $7,000,000. This made possible a material 
relief to the unemployment situation, and resulted in the employment of more men 
on highway work during the past year than ever before. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted to 102.148 
miles, but there were abandoned or discontinued 1.175 miles, so that the net mileage 
of State highways amounted to 1,769.669 miles at the end of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 166 miles of State 
highways, and built 209 miles of roads in co-operation with cities, towns and 
counties under provisions of Chapter 90, General Laws, and, in addition, has 
constructed 12 miles of highways under provisions of Special Acts. Under the 
provisions of section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, the Department has had 
charge of the repair and maintenance of about 8.830 miles of public ways, exclu- 
sive of State highways, in 178 towns. 

The Department has continued the policy of building wider types of pavements, 
many miles built this year being 30 and 40 feet in width. In many cases of high- 
way intersections on important routes grade separations have been made by con- 
structing a bridge to carry one road over the other to allow the continuous move- 
ment of traffic. New locations have been adopted for a number of highways in 
order to avoid dangerous conditions and to by-pass congested centers as well as 
for the purpose of decreasing distances. 

The State highway projects have included the following: 

Reconstruction and widening to 38 feet of about 5 3^2 miles of highway have been 
completed on the Boston to Lawrence route in the towns of Andover, Reading and 
North Reading, and a by-pass constructed to avoid the center of the town of 
Andover. 

A section of the Boston Post Road in Marlborough and Northborough has been 
reconstructed and widened to 30 feet. The elimination of the railroad grade cross- 
ing in Weston at Stony Brook has been completed and a by-pass constructed to 
avoid the center of the town and the present highway connecting the two has 
been widened to 40 feet. 

The completion of 17 miles of the new Boston to Worcester Turnpike, i. e., 
that portion between the Worcester-Shrewsbury town line and Framingham 
Center, and the start of an additional section between Framingham Center and 
the Natick-Wellesley town line. The highway will provide a roadway having a 
present width of 40 feet, consisting of two twenty-foot strips separated by a grassed 
strip and considered one of the most advanced types of highway for through traffic. 

The construction of a by-pass is under way to avoid the city of Worcester, to 
extend from a point on the Boston Post Road in Northborough to Southbridge 
Street in Auburn, affording an improved route from Boston to Springfield, Hart- 



2 P. D. 54 

ford and New York. The pavement will be of reinforced cement concrete 30 feet 
in width and will be widened to 40 feet on several of the summits to provide greater 
safety. At important intersections structures are being built to permit a separa- 
tion of grades and to afford a continuity of traffic movement. 

Considerable progress has been made in the improvement of the Mohawk Trail 
Route (Boston to North Adams), in the towns of Erving, Gill and Greenfield. 
When completed this highway will eliminate the circuitous route which now 
passes through the congested centers of Millers Falls and Turners Falls, two 
railroad grade crossings and considerable amount of dangerous grades and align- 
ments. This includes construction of about (3 miles of new State highway, a 
highway grade separation, a bridge over the Central Vermont Railroad and the con- 
struction of a large steel arch .bridge over the Connecticut River about 780 feet 
long with a roadway more than 100 feet above the river level. 

Between Springfield and Pittsfield, on the so-called Jacob's Ladder Route, a 
cutoff approximately 4 miles long has been constructed in the towns of Chester 
and Huntington, avoiding two dangerous railroad crossings and two crossings of 
the Westfield River; and further west in the towns of Becket and Lee about 13 
miles of State highway have been widened and resurfaced. This work completes 
the improvements in the entire highway from Westfield to Lee. 

New bridges have been constructed across railroads in Bernardston and Hins- 
dale, replacing old bridges in dangerous locations. 

Construction has begun on a new bridge across the Deerfield River between 
Greenfield and Deerfield to replace the historic Cheapside covered bridge. 

A new highway has been completed in Hingham and Hull which allows traffic 
from Hull to reach the main land without passing through Nantasket Beach 
Reservation and also affords easier access to Nantasket Beach. 

That part of the new Boston to Providence highway from the Pawtucket town 
line to the town of Foxborough has been completed; additional sections of this 
route are now under construction as far north as the town of Norwood. When com- 
pleted this will afford a concrete pavement 40 feet wide with specially designed 
structures at important cross roads for separation of grades, permitting a con- 
tinuous flow of traffic. 

The highway between Fall River and Providence has been widened so that it 
is now 40 feet for the entire length in Massachusetts. 

On the Boston to Cape Cod route via Plymouth, reconstruction, widening and 
relocation of the highway has been completed in the towns of Duxbury, Kingston 
and Pembroke. Further south, in Bourne and Plymouth, similar work has been 
done. On the Cape a cutoff about 5^ miles in length has been built on new loca- 
tion in the town of Barnstable, avoiding the congested villages of Osterville and* 
Centerville. 

Another section of the circumferential highway in the towns of Canton, Dedham 
and Westwood, including bridges over two divisions of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad, has been practically completed and an additional contract 
is now being executed further west in Dedham and in Westwood, Needham and 
Wellesley. 

Under a Special Act the Department constructed a highway grade separation 
at the intersection of the Revere Beach Parkway and Broadway in the city of 
Revere. Also, under another Special Act work has been started on a parkway 
in Boston and Brookline from the West Roxbury Parkway to the Dedham line, 
and in a traffic artery in Boston from Blue Hill Avenue to Cummins Highway 
in the vicinity of Canterbury Street. 

The Department, with the approval of the Governor of the Commonwealth, 
was authorized, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to acquire land in the city of 
Boston for a building for general office and headquarters purposes of the Depart- 
ment, and to construct a building for these purposes. Chapter 122 of the Acts 
of 1931 provided that the Department may expend for this purpose a sum not 
exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars. Pursuant to this act, the 
Department appointed Edward T. P. Graham, of Boston, as Architect, on June 11, 
1931, to prepare plans for and to supervise the construction of this building. 
Plans for the building were approved by the Governor on September 10, 1931. 
Contract plans and specifications were completed in November, 1931, and bids 
advertised to be received December 3, 1931. 



P. D. 54 3 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: — 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 

Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 

Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn. 

Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 

Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Coun- 
ties, with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County in- 
cluded in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in 
Districts Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of 

Brimneld, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. O. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 

Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Har- 
bor, Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Registrar, George A. Parker 1 and Morgan T. Ryan. 2 

Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 

Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 

Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 

December 1, 1931. Commissioner of Public Works. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make cer- 
tain investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: — 

The construction of a breakwater and certain marine improvements in that part 
of the town of Winthrop known as Winthrop Highlands. Report made Dec. 1, 
1930, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 23, Resolves of 1930. 
(Senate 5 of 1931). 

The disposal of certain used motor vehicles and the licensing of motor vehicle 
junk yards. Report made Dec. 1, 1930, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 24, Resolves of 1930. (Senate 6 of 1931.) 

The improvement of highway conditions in certain cities and towns within the 
Metropolitan District. Report made Dec. 3, 1930, by the Department of Public 
Works, under chapter 48, Resolves of 1930. (Senate 330 of 1931.) 

The adequacy of the terminal facilities of the Port of Boston and the advisa- 
bility of the construction of a grain elevator on harbor-front property of the Com- 
monwealth at South Boston. Report made Dec. 3, 1930, jointly by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and the Boston Port Authority, under chapter 37, Resolves 
of 1930. (House 171 of 1931.) 

1 Resigned July 1, 1931. 

2 Appointed July 1, 1931. 



4 P. D. 54 

The discharge of sewage into Boston Harbor and its tributary waters. Report 
made Dec. 3, 1930, by a special unpaid commission consisting of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, or an associate commissioner designated by him, the Commissioner 
of Public Health, or a representative of his department designated by him, the 
Health Commissioner of the city of Boston, and the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the city of Boston, under chapter 29, Resolves of 1929. (Senate 56 of 1931.) 

The advisability of constructing a state fish pier in the city of Gloucester. Re- 
port made Dec. 22, 1930, by a special unpaid commission consisting of one member 
of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and the Commis- 
sioner and Associate Commissioners of the Department of Public Works, under 
chapter 32, Resolves of 1930. (House 352 of 1931.) 

The advisability of filling in part of Fort Point Channel and South Bay in Boston 
Harbor. Report made by a special unpaid commission consisting of one member 
of the Senate, two members of the House of Representatives, the Commissioner 
of Public Works, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Chairman of the Division 
of Metropolitan Planning, the Chairman of the Boston City Planning Board and 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the city of Boston, under chapter 29, Re- 
solves of 1930. (House 1290 of 1931.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 
The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 2, 
1931, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 

1. Continuing in Force the Registration of Motor Vehicles or Trailers in 

cases of Insolvency or Bankruptcy of Owners thereof 

In order to "perfect" the law and validate a departmental practice in which it 
has been the custom in the past to allow registrations to run for the remainder of 
the year in cases where the owner has been petitioned into bankruptcy or insol- 
vency, the Department recommends legislation. 

2. Notices of Cancellation for Non-Payment of Insurance Premiums and 

the Revocation of Registrations in such cases 

In order to regulate and reduce the growing number of insurance cancellation 
notices on account of non-payment of premiums which have the effect of making 
the Registry of Motor Vehicles a collection agency, legislation is recommended 
by the Department. 

3. Establishment of Building Lines on State Highways 

In order to provide adequately for future requirements for the construction or 
reconstruction of State highways the Department recommends that provision be 
made for the establishing of building lines on State highways at such locations as 
the Department may deem necessary. 

Appropriations 

Chapter 245, Acts of 1931, making appropriations for the maintenance of de- 
partments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Com- 
monwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 
214. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of seven hun- 
dred fifteen thousand five hundred sixty-six dollars and 
fifty cents, payable from the following accounts and funds 
in the following amounts: — from the balance of the re- 
ceipts of the sale of the Boston dry dock, two hundred 
sixteen thousand seven hundred ninety dollars and 
thirty -five cents; from the Highway Fund, the sum of 
two hundred seventy-three thousand five hundred sixty- 
six dollars and fifty cents; and the remainder from the 
General Fund , . . $715,566 50 



P. D. 54 fi 

Item Interest on the Public Debt 
215. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the com- 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding eight hundred forty-four 
thousand one hundred forty dollars and seventy-five cents, 
of which sum two hundred eighty-three thousand four 
hundred fifty-six dollars and twenty-five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund $844,140 75 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance 
Division of Insurance: 
292. For other personal services of' the division, including expenses 
of the board of appeal and certain other costs of super- 
vising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred ninety thousand dollers, of which 
sum not more than twenty-eight dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund 190,000 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

300. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commissioner, 
with the approval of the governor and council, and for 
additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred twenty-two thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than twenty thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund to cover the estimated 
cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called . ." 222,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 

582. For the salaries of officers , including detectives, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred ten thousand dollars, of which 
sum not more than one hundred forty-nine thousand dol- 
lars may be charged to the Highway Fund . . 410,000 00 

584. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred seventy-two thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than one hundred forty-eight 
thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund . ... 372,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

The appropriations made in the following three items 
are to be paid two thirds from the Highway Fund 
and one third from the Port of Boston receipts: 

604. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars 19,500 00 

605. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding ninety-one hundred and forty 

dollars 9,140 00 

606. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as othersiwe pro- 
vided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

607. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 

office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding eighty-nine thousand dollars. 89,000 00 

608. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
dollars 11,000 00 



6 P. D. 54 

Item 

609. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . $13,000 00 

610. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding two million five hundred thousand 

dollars 2,500,000 00 

611. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million one hundred sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars 1,175,000 00 

611a. For payments to the cities and certain towns of the common- 
wealth, as authorized by section seven of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding two million five hundred thousand 
dollars . . 2,500,000 00 

612. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways, with the approval of the attorney general, and 
for care and repair of road-building machinery, a sum 
not exceeding five million two hundred thousand dollars . 5,200,000 00 

613. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, a 
sum not exceeding two million four hundred eighty thou- 
sand dollars 2,480,000 00 

614. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the General Fund . . . 17,000 00 

615. For expenses of studies and for necessary payments during 

this fiscal year on account of any of the first twenty-one 
projects for the abolition of grade crossings contained in 
the program approved by the department of public utili- 
ties, as authorized by sections sixty-five to eighty, inclu- 

sive, of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General 

Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
thousand dollars; and in addition thereto the sum of 
three hundred nineteen thousand one hundred thirteen 
dollars and thirty-four cents now in the treasury from the 
proceeds of the last issue of bonds by the commonwealth 
for the abolition of grade crossings is hereby made avail- 
able for expenditures authorized by said sections with 
the approval of the department of public works ; and any 
unexpended balance remaining at the end of the current 
fiscal year may be used in the succeeding year . . 700,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

616. For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine hundred fifty 

thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand dollars may 
be charged to the General Fund, and the remainder shall 
be paid from the Highway Fund .... 950,000 00 

617. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
twenty-nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund ... 629,000 00 

618. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection with 

publicity for certain safety work, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 2,500 00 

619. For expenses of an investigation to provide measures for 

safety on the highways and for the reduction of accidents, 



P. D. 54 7 

Item 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be paid 

from the Highway Fund $20,000 00 

Special : 

620. For expenditures by the department of public works, as au- 

thorized by chapter four hundred and twenty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum not exceeding one 
million two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose and to be paid from the High- 
way Fund 1,275,00000 

Functions of the department relating to waterways and 
public lands : 

621. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . .,' 52,000 00 

622. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office and 
engineering supplies, and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars . . . . "'." 2,500 00 

623. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of the 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars 5,000 00 

624. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, 
and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from tide waters and great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars . . . '.. J . 30,000 00 

625. For the improvement ,development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-five thousand 
dollars, and any unexpended balance of the appropriation 
remaining at the end of the current fiscal year for the 
same purposes; provided, that all expenditures made for 
the protection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by contributions 
from municipalities or other organizations and individ- 
uals, and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor 
improvements at least twenty-five per cent of the cost 
shall be so covered . . . . . . . 175,000 00 

626. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain triangu- 

lation points and sections, as required by order of the land 
court in accordance with section thirty-three of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, as amended, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

627. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars . 500 00 

628. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier five, 

including the salaries or other compensation of employ- 
ees, and for the repair and replacement of equipment and 
other property, a sum not exceeding one hundred twelve 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts . 112,000 00 

629. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

630. For the maintenace and improvement of commonwealth prop- 

erty under the control of the department in connection 



8 P. D. 54 

Item 

with its functions relating to waterways and public lands, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts .... $100,00000 

631. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . . 4,000 00 

632. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

633. For continuing the work in gauing the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 

thousand dollars ...... 5,000 00 

Specials : 
634 For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred ten thousand dollars to be paid from the, 
Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 110,000 00 

635. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . . . . . . . . 4,000 00 

636. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the develop- 

ment of land at South Boston and East Boston, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 20,000 00 

637. For the purchase of certain land formerly owned by the com- 

monwealth, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . . 20,000 00 

638. For the expense of work authorized by chapter four hundred 

and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, a 

sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars . . 70,000 00 

The following four items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of* the Metropolitan 
District Commission: 

661. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six hundred eight thousand dollars . . . $608,000 00 

662. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three hundred thousand dollars . . 300,000 00 

663. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 

authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars, repre- 
senting the state's portion of the cost of such improve- 
ments required for the current year, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ..... . . . 155,000 00 

664. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval of 

the metropolitan district commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars ..... 5,500 00 

Department of Public Works 
For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 
highways, the sum of seventeen hundred eighty-two dol- 
lars and seventy-one cents, to be paid from the General 

Fund 1,782 71 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways, with the approval of the attorney general, and 
for care and repair of road-building machinery, the sum 
of eighty-five dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 85 00 



P. D. 54 9 

Item 

Chapter 460, Acts of 1931, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

300. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commissioner, 

with the approval of the governor and council, and for 
additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be charged to the 
Highway Fund to cover the estimated cost of collection 
of the gasoline tax, so-called, and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $1,500 00 

301 . For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 

lars, to be charged to the Highway Fund to cover the 
estimated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose ....... 1,000 00 

For the Service of the Department of Public Works 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

610. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose and to cover the cost of any work 
done in the city of Revere during the present year . . 200,000 00 

612. The appropriation heretofore made under this item is hereby 
changed to include the expense of . lighting any road 
authorized by law. 

615a. For expenses of an investigation relative to the advisability 
of constructing certain highways, as authorized by chap- 
ter thirty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . 12,000 00 

615b. For expenses authorized by law relative to preliminary esti- 
mates and plans for the construction of a bridge over the 
Saugus river between Point of Pines and the state high- 
way leading to Lynn, a sum not exceeding seventy thou- 
sand dollars 70,000 00 

615c. For expenses of a study relative to a bridge over Weymouth 

Fore river, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 10,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

616. For personal services, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
• purpose 3,000 00 

617. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 6,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways and 
public lands : 

625a. For expenses of building an addition and for improvements to 
the state pier at New Bedford, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars 50,000 00 



10 P. D. 54 

Item 

625b. For expenses of constructing sea walls and shore protection 
in the town of Marshfield, as authorized by and subject 
to the conditions specified in a certain act of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars . $100,000 00 

625c. For expenses of constructing sea walls and shore protection in 
the town of Scituate, as authorized by and subject to the 
conditions specified in a certain act of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars 37,500 00 

627. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 
department of public works, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 1,000 00 

Service of Metropolitan Boulevards (Highway Fund) 
661a. For certain expenses incurred in previous years for the main- 
tenance of boulevards, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid from the Highway 

Fund 5,850 00 

661b. For the construction of certain boulevards by the metropoli- 
tan district commission, as authorized by a certain act 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund. . . ... . . . 275,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
677. For the payment of claims authorized by certain resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
six hundred seventy- three dollars and forty -two cents, of 
which sixty-five hundred fifty-nine dollars and ninety- 
four cents shall be charged to the Highway Fund. Said 
payments shall be certified by the comptroller of the 
commonwealth only upon the riling of satisfactory re- 
leases or other evidence that the payments are accepted 
in full compensation on the part of the commonwealth in 
respect thereto . . 11,673 42 

^ Other Appropriations 

625d. For the construction of a breakwater or other means of pro- 
tection for property along the water front in the Hough's 
Neck section of the city of Quincy, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, provided, that before any work 
is done by the department of public works the county of 
Norfolk and the city of Quincy shall contribute the sum 
of ten thousand dollars each, and pay the same into the 
treasury of the commonwealth, to be used in addition to 
the twenty thousand dollars hereby appropriated by 
the commonwealth . . . . . . . 20,000 00 

625e. For the construction of a breakwater or other means of pro- 
tection for property at or near Long Beach in the town 
of Rockport, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, provided that before any work is done by the 
department of public works the town of Rockport shall 
contribute and pay into the treasury of the common- 
wealth the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
used in addition to the twenty-five thousand dollars here- 
by appropriated by the commonwealth . . . . 25,000 00 

Attorney General's Department: 
615d. For the construction of a state highway in the city of Revere, 
as provided by a law of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Highway Fund ■ . 25,000 00 



P. D. 54 11 

Item Deficiencies 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machinery, 
the sum of one hundred thirty-eight dollars and sixty-one 
cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 138 61 

For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, . 
the sum of one hundred eighty-one dollars and fifty cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . . . . 181 50 

Section 3. The following changes and transfers, unless otherwise specified, 
are hereby made in chapter 245 of the acts of the present year (general appropria- 
tion act), and are, in part, as follows: — 

Payment to towns entitled to aid for repair and im- 
provement of public ways, etc.: 

611. There shall be paid from this item on or after June first, of the 

current year, without further contract, to all towns en- 
titled to aid for repair and improvement of public ways 
under section twenty-six of chapter eighty-one of the 
General Laws, as amended, a sum aggregating two hun- 
dred twenty thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, 
the amounts so paid being payments referred to under 
provisions of section seven of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two of the acts of the present year. 
Item 612 amended: 

612. This item is hereby amended by inserting after the word ' 'ma- 

chinery" the words: — and for the purchase and improve- 
ment of a nursery for roadside planting. 
Item 625 amended : 
625. This item is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"year" in the eighth line the words: — may be expended 
in the succeeding fiscal year. 

Chapter 465, Acts of 1931 (Extra Session), making appropriations for the em- 
ployment of additional persons as a measure of relief during the present unem- 
ployment emergency. 

Section 1. To provide for the employment of additional labor and other 
personal services as a measure of relief during the present emergency caused by 
unemployment, the sums set forth in section two, for the several purposes and 
subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropriated from the 
general fund or revenue of the commonwealth unless some other source of revenue 
is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public 
funds and the approval thereof. ^ 

Section 2. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Item A: 

For removing the abandoned hulks or wrecks lying along the 
waterfront of East Boston and Chelsea Creek, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars .... $65,000 00 



12 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1931 

Highway Fund 

Section 84, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925.) 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses to 

operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), gross receipts ..... 

Gasoline tax, gross ...... 

Contributions for highways and assessments (G. L., 

Ch. 81) 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 
Contributions and refunds ..... 
Sale of old materials and buildings 
Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail and other 

property ....... 



P. D. 54 



$6,901,140 06 
13,936,029 92 

459,059 81 

95 

67,557 30 

1,066 80 



8,788 43 



Less — Refunded receipts 



Port of Boston Fund 
Chapter 91, General Laws 

Rents (leases and permits) $199,723 61 

Refunds of previous years ..... 8 98 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dumping 

dredged material in Boston Harbor) . 411 94 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, dock- 
age, rentals, etc.) ...... 193,452 29 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) . 551 07 

Use of Hayward Creek Property (rentals) . 112 00 

Revenue from permits for dumping dredged mate- 
rial at receiving basins . . 1,011 78 
License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) Boston 
Harbor ........ 

Telephone pay station receipts .... 

Sales of land, South Boston ..... 

Skies of Boston Harbor maps .... 

Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Highway and Route Maps and bulletins . $28 25 

Reimbursement for services (heating D Street 
Building) ...... 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) 

Sale of land ...... 

Interest on Bank accounts .... 

Aircraft licenses . . ... . 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 
ch. 196, Acts of 1925) .... 

Penalty for violation of aircraft laws . 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside of 
Boston Harbor ..... 

Certified copying charges . . . 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans . 

Use of Province Lands (S 25, C. 91, G. L.) . 

Permits for advertising signs 

Use of New Bedford State Pier . 



$21,373,643 27 
314,388 88 

$21,059,254 39 



41,669 69 




100 86 




1 00 




13 75 






$437,056 97 



174 


00 


1,039 


00 


250 


00 


831 


69 


942 


00 


380 76 


50 


00 


6,981 


26 


148 


00 


950 00 


298 


35 


14,278 


20 


6,000 


00 




«QO Qc:i ci 




<JpoZ. jOO i. OX 



P. D. 54 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 
((Sections 11, 29, chapter 91, General Laws) 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others 

Highway Trust 
(Section 80, Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from United States Government) 

Funds Contributed for Work under Special Acts 

Contribution by Town of Hull (Chap. 119, Acts of 

1931) . 

Contribution by Town of Marshfield (Ch. 407, Acts 

of 1931) 

Contribution by County of Plymouth, (Ch. 

Acts of 1931) 

Contribution by County of Plymouth, (Ch. 

Acts of 1931) 

Contribution by Town of Scituate, (Ch. 424, 

of 1931) 
Contribution by City of Taunton, (Ch. 405, 

of 1930) ' 

Contribution by Town of Rockport, (Ch. 460, 

of 1931) . . 



13 



$142,476 14 



:,053,410 22 



407, 
424, 
Acts 
Acts 
Acts 



$150,000 00 
66,666 00 
33,334 00 
12,500 00 
25,000 00 
30,000 00 
25,000 00 



Total 



$342,500 00 
$26,067,049 23 



Expenditures 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws 
and other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 245, 460 and 465, Acts of 
1931, during the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1931, were as follows: 

Administrative 

Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, personal 
services of clerks, stenographers, and commis- 
sioners' travel . . . . . . . $30,356 13 

Public Works Department Building, land and ser- 
vices 191,526 00 



Relating to Highways 

Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks, and sten- 
ographers ....... 

State Highways — Construction (Chapter 81, G. L.) 
General Contract Work . 
Engineering (Supervision) 
Rent of office, Commonwealth Pier 5 
Highway Testing Laboratory 
Hingham-Hull (Chap. 119, Acts of 1931) 



$221,882 13 



$88,478 99 



$5,259,067 08 

726,206 47 

7,500 00 

15,184 18 

329,168 05 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Reconstruction of State Highways 
General Contract Work 
Engineering, supervision on reconstruction 



6,337,125 78 



$4,272,059 51 
485,608 34 



4,757,667 85 



14 

Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance $1,353,599 35 

Engineering (supervision) .... 315,060 93 
Highway Testing Laboratory . . . 13,572 31 

Care and repair of road building machinery . 337,726 03 
Removal of snow from highways . . . 509,750 22 

Roadside planting and development . . 68,120 58 

Traffic, engineering, signs and traffic count . 165,614 34 
Paint manufacture . . . . . 30,512 40 

Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury-Newburyport, 

over Merrimack River, maintenance and 

operation. ...... 7,773 97 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somerset, 

maintenance and operation 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Achushnet 

River (Chapter 426, Acts of 1930) 
Tercentenary signs on highways (Chapter 10, 

Resolves of 1930) .... 
Route and detour maps 
Rent for offices at Commonwealth Pier 5 
Rent for offices at D Street . 
Additional office at Commonwealth Pier 5 

Construction and Repair of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws) State's 
expenditure for work contracted for in cities and 
towns ........ 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 

Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement of 
Public Ways (Section 26, Chapter 81, General 
Laws, as amended) 
State's expenditures for work contracted for in 

cities and towns . . . . . . $871,852 63 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . . 74,019 83 

Special Acts: 

Expenditures under the provisions of Chapter 177, 

Acts of 1931 

Distribution of gasoline tax to towns receiving aid 
under the provisions of Section 4 (Chapter 122, 
Acts of 1931) 

Distribution of gasoline tax- to towns receiving aid 
under the provisions of Section 4, Chapter 122, 
Acts of 1931 (Sec. 26, Ch. 81) 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) .... 

Advertising signs, regulation of personal services and 

expenses ........ 

Southern Traffic Route Construction (Chapter 330 
and 344, Acts of 1925, and Section 4, Chapter 
369 and 398, Acts of 1926) 
Engineering and awards ....... 

Traffic Artery in City of Cambridge, connecting Ale- 
wife Brook Parkway and Fresh Pond Parkway 
(Chapter 366, Acts of 1928) 

Public Highway, shore of Dorchester Bay, Quincy, 
(Chapter 259, Acts of 1928) . . . 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 
Hingham 
Hingham, Braintreg and Weymouth . . . $16,677 83 

Maiden . . . . ' . . . . 2,139 02 



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13,444 24 




22,762 93 




635 96 

5,715 93 

7,500 00 

12,500 00 

3,711 29 


$2,868,000 48 




$2,359,578 34 
516,812 02 


$2,876,390 36 



$945,872 46 

$2,142,900 91 
2,500,000 00 



220,750 00 
11,178 10 

19,061 97 



101 27 

75 
1,005 73 

• 

$18,816 85 



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Bridges over location of Southern New England Rail- 
road, repairs (Chapter 308, Acts of 1930) 

Removal of Bridges, Palmer, Ludlow and Belcher- 
town (Chapter 388, Acts of 1930) 

Highways in Metropolitan District (Ch. 420, Acts of 
1930) 
Section 1. Canton, Dedham, Wellesley, etc. 
Section 2. Canterbury Street, Boston 
Section 3. Land taking — Neponset River, Milton 
Section 4. West Roxbury — Brookline Parkway . 
Section 5. Broadway, Revere Beach Parkway — 
grade separation, Everett .... 

Abolition of Grade Crossings (Ch. 420, Acts of 1931) . 

Study Weymouth Fore River Bridge (Resolves 
54, Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) 
Plans for new Saugus River Bridge (Resolves 51, 

Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) .... 
State Highway — Revere (Chapter 445, Acts of 1931) 
Suppression of gypsy and brown tail, moths on State 

highways, in cities and towns .... 

Total Expenditures for Highways . 





$6,290 50 




8,704 60 


$240,477 31 
30,972 86 
22,483 52 
25,398 91 




178,590 45 


497,923 05 
93,736 28 




1,688 78 




44,936 24 
3,959 80 




12,985 25 


. 


$23,457,576 00 



Expenditures Relating to the Registry or Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . $1,580,903 40 

Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 

General expenses . . . . . . . $54,387 45 



Boston Harbor: 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston 

Maintenance of property 

Dredging and filling . 

Streets, piers and railroads . 

Dredging Savin Hill Bay 

Purchase of land, South Boston 

Removal of hulks, East Boston (Ch. 465, Acts of 1931) 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 
Improvement of rivers and harbors 
Repairing damages to shore 
New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 

Construction and alterations 
Expenses of province lands . 
Expenses of Plymouth property 
Topographical survey 
Stream gauging . 

Surveying state and town boundaries 
Compensation for services of dumping inspectors . 
Chapter 300, Acts of 1930, Dike Province Lands . 
Chapter 407, Acts of 1931, Marshfield shore protection 
Chapter 424, Acts of 1931, Scituate shore protection 
Long Beach, Rockport ..... 

Chapter 405, Acts of 1931, Taunton River improvement 

Total 



7,911 00 

115,067 15 

87,216 37 

180,783 93 

14,760 24 

4,471 58 

20,000 00 

66 85 



331,477 82 
23,277 94 

3,788 89 
42,638 30 

5,000 00 

4,713 89 
987 99 

5,134 52 

1,285 17 
654 12 

5,719 18 
96,273 53 
56,708 11 
42,609 43 

1,085 28 

$1,106,018 74 



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Summary of Expenditures by Department for Year Ending November 30, 

1931 

Administrative $221,882 13 

Relating to Highways 23,457,576 00 

Registry of Motor Vehicles ...... 1,580,903 40 

Relating to Waterways 1,106,018 74 

Total $26,366,380 27 

Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, of approxi- 
mately $3,754,435.80 for cooperative work, in repairing, maintaining and improv- 
ing certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns and cities 
made contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, 
specifications and plans approved by the Department. 

Relating to Highways 

General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, the Department laid 
out new State highways amounting to 102.148 miles of highways in 65 cities and 
towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 427, Acts of 
1931, 1.175 miles of State highways were discontinued or abandoned. The total 
length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,769.669 miles. Work was 
completed on 65.028 miles of State highways, portions of which were laid out in 
1930. 

Highways Constructed in 1931. — Construction has been completed on 65.028 
miles of State highways, 208.925 miles of highways under the provisions of section 
34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, and 12.362 miles of highways under 
the provisions of special acts, making a total of 286.315 miles completed during the 
year. 

Of the above highways completed this year 19.470 miles were of gravel; 16.236 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 120.255 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
37.168 miles were of reinforced concrete; 53.879 miles were of gravel with a bitum- 
inous treatment; 4.823 miles were of dual type (reinforced cement concrete and 
bituminous macadam); 0.108 miles were of waterbound macadam with a bitum- 
inous treatment; 33.604 miles were of bituminous concrete (retread method); 
0.772 miles were of sheet cement concrete. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — During the year 
36.204 miles of State highways were widened, but not resurfaced, and 64.524 
miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for com- 
pleted work. There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles 
of road where the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year. 37.009 miles were of bitum- 
inous macadam, 9.574 miles were of bituminous concrete, 5.665 miles were of rein- 
forced concrete, 9.742 miles were of dual type .(reinforced cement concrete and bi- 
tuminous macadam), 2.534 miles were of bituminous concrete (retread method). 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made as follows : 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 45 towns, 83.264 
miles; plans in 34 towns. 66.868 miles; preliminary estimates in 39 towns, 72.677 
miles; lines and grades in 56 towns, 98.607 miles and final surveys in 33 towns, 
64.491 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 
49 towns, 72.250 miles; plans in 42 towns, 71.972 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 39 towns, 65.268 miles; lines and grades in 49 towns, 87.253 miles; final surveys 
in 35 towns, 63.620 miles. 

Under section 54, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended. — Preliminary surveys 
in 178 towns, 234.464 miles; plans in 151 towns, 220.098 miles; preliminary esti- 
mates in 160 towns, 152.340 miles; lines and grades in 212 towns, 208,969 miles; 
final surveys in 111 towns, 117.034 miles. 



P. D. 54 17 

Under the provisions of various Acts and Resolves, surveys were made as follows: 

Chapter 445, Acts of 1931: Section 1, — 0.60 miles of preliminary survey and 
plans in 1 city; Section 2, — 0.60 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 1 city; 
Section 3, — 0.611 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 1 city. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930: Section 1, — 12.275 miles of reconnaissance survey 
and plans in 4 towns and 1 city; 9.727 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 
4 towns and 1 city; 1 1.05 miles of estimate in 4 towns and 1 city; Section 2. — 2.576 
miles of reconnaissance survey and plans in 1 city; 7.267 miles of preliminary sur- 
vey and plans in 1 city; 2.10 miles of estimate in 1 city; Section 3, — 4.044 miles 
of preliminary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; Section 4, — 4.266 miles 
of reconnaissance survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; 4.967 miles of prelim- 
inary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; 2.713 miles of estimate in 1 town 
and 1 city; Section 5, — 0.454 miles of preliminary estimate, stakes and final 
survey in 1 city. 

Chapter 38, Resolves of 1931: Section 1, — preliminary survey and plans in 
1 city, 0.963 miles; Section 2, — reconnaissance survey and plans in 5 towns and 

1 city, 20.05 miles. 

Chapter 51, Resolves of 1931: 0.738 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 

2 cities. 

Chapter 54, Resolves of 1931: preliminary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 
city, 0.316 miles. 

Grade Crossing Elimination. — Chapter 417, Acts of 1930: 3.52 miles of pre- 
liminary survey in 5 towns; 3.37 miles of plans in 5 towns; 1.11 miles of prelim- 
inary estimate in 3 towns; 0.625 miles of lines and grades in 1 town. 

Reconnaissance. — 204 miles of survey and 183 miles of plans in 81 towns. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — 14 miles of survey and plans in 6 towns. 

Advice to Other State Departments. — 0.284 miles of preliminary survey plans 
and estimate in 1 city. 

Precise levels have been made, covering 892 miles in 183 towns. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 3 towns. 

Permits. — There were 2,126 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished 
without charge engineering advice to 27 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications 
for the construction of roads in 28 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 313, Acts of 1923, plans for the construction of bridges 
in 10 towns and cities. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open" discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, General 
Laws; hearings on petitions for the amendment or revision of permits for the 
operation of bus lines in 13 cases; appeals from the action taken by the Registrar 
of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses to operate 
motor vehicles in 59 cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 5 towns and 
cities; on the matter of special regulations for motor vehicles in Medford, Milton, 
Revere, Reading, Falmouth, Wakefield, Chelsea and Springfield; on petitions for 
the relocation of street railway tracks in Dedham, Greenfield, Framingham and 
Natick; on a request for the re-naming of the Boston -Worcester Turnpike; and 
on the abolition of grade crossings in Newbury, Littleton, Norwood, Ayer, Wal- 
tham, Lincoln, Somerville and Lowell. 



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Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows: 

Petitions Contracts 

State highways ... ... 81 88 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 16 430 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 178 178 

Work under Special Act ....... 5 

275 701 

State Highways 
petitions for state highways 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 
"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 

and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a new 

or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, 

they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said way 

be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Selectmen of Foxborough. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough, to 
the junction of Norfolk and Main Streets. Received Dec. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Plainville and Wrentham to the 
dividing line between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough. Received 
Dec. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Attleborough. — Road locally known as Washington 
Street, extending from the junction of Washington and Park Streets to the 
dividing line between the towns of North Attleborough and Plainville. Re- 
ceived Dec. 12, 1930. 

Selectmen of Plainville. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of North Attleborough and Plain- 
ville to the dividing line between the towns of Plainville and Wrentham. 
Received Dec. 12, 1930. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turn- 
pike, extending from White's Corner to the dividing line between the towns 
of Southborough and Framingham. Received Dec. 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road locally known as the Worcester Road, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Southborough and 
Framingham to the westerly side of the Sudbury River Bridge. Received 
Dec. 31, 1930. 

Selectmen of Longmeadow. — Road extending from the intersection of the 
southerly line of Elm Avenue with the easterly line of Longmeadow Street, over 
a new location to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Longmeadow 
and East Longmeadow about one and one-half miles northerly from the 
Connecticut line. Received Jan. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from a point on the Worcester 
Road about 1,000 feet east of the dividing line between the towns of Framing- 
ham and Southborough, westerly over a new location, across the Old Colony 
Railroad to the dividing line between the towns of Framingham and South- 
borough. Received Feb. 5, 1931. 

Selectmen of Erving. — Road extending from a point on the State highway 
near Forest Street to the dividing line between the towns of Erving and Gill 
north of the junction of the Connecticut and Millers Rivers. Received Feb. 
4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Billerica. — Road locally known as Boston Road, extending from 
the dividing line between the towns of Bedford and Billerica to the dividing 
line between the towns of Billerica and Chelmsford. Received Feb. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Greenfield. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Greenfield and Gill, near Factory Village, to the junction of Gid 
Road and the Turners Falls Road. Received Feb. 4, 1931. 



P. D. 54 19 

Selectmen of Gill. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Gill and Erving, north of the junction of the Connecticut and Millers 
Rivers to the dividing line between the towns of Gill and Greenfield, near 
Factory Village. Received Feb. 4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road extending from a point on the Framing- 
ham Road, near Willow Road, easterly over a new location to the dividing 
line between the towns of Framingham and Southborough. Received Feb. 4, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Hull. — Road extending from Nantasket Avenue across Bay 
Street and along the Bay and west of the railroad to the dividing line between 
the towns of Hull and Hingham. Received Feb. 11, 1931.. 

Selectmen of Hingham. — Road extending from Rockland Street, in whole or in 
part over a new location west of the railroad tracks, to the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Hingham and Hull. Received Feb. 11, 1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from the bridge on the Worcester 
Road over the Sudbury River to the dividing line between the towns of 
Framingham and Natick. Received Feb. 27, 1931. 

Selectmen of Russell. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Granville and Russell to the dividing line between the towns of 
Russell and Blandford. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Becket. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Becket and Otis northerly to the Bonny Rigg Four Corners. Re- 
ceived Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Granville. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut to the dividing line between the 
towns of Granville and Russell. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Otis. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Blandford and Otis to the dividing line between the towns of Otis and 
Becket. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Blandford. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Russell and Blandford northerly to the Woronoco-Blandford 
State Road. Also road extending from the northerly end of the present 
State highway in North Street to the dividing line between the towns of 
Blandford and Otis. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Worcester. — Road extending from the dividing line 
between the town of Shrewsbury and the city of Worcester, near Harrington 
Street, to the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of 
Auburn in the southern part of the city near the Millbury line. Received 
Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Auburn. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Worcester and the town of Auburn in the northeastern part of the 
town, near the Millbury line, to a point on Southbridge Street near Tinker Hill 
Street in the southwestern part of the town. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Millbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Worcester and the town of Millbury near the point where the railroad 
tracks cross said line in the northerly part of the town, to a point about one 
mile distant northeasterly therefrom in said dividing line between the town 
of Millbury and the city of Worcester. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury near Harrington Street, 
to the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough at 
a point about 600 feet south of the Worcester Turnpike. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Northborough. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough at a point about 600 feet south 
of the Worcester Turnpike to a point on the Boston Post Road near King 
Street. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Richmond. — ■ Road locally known as Canaan Road extending 
from a point on Route No. 118 about two and a half miles from the Pittsfield 
line southwesterly to the New York state line. Received Mar. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Andover. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of North Andover and Andover to the dividing line between the towns 
of Andover and Tewksbury. Received Mar. 12, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Foxborough. — Road extending from the junction of Washington 
and Main Streets northeasterly, over Washington Street and new location 
to the dividing line between the towns of Foxborough and Walpole at the 
property now or formerly of Mary A. Pickering. Received Mar. 16, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sharon. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Walpole and Sharon, at or near the property of Peterson Brothers, 
northeasterly over a new location to the dividing line between the towns of 
Sharon and Walpole, southwesterly of High Plain Street. Received Mar 16 
1931. 

Selectmen of Pembroke. — Road extending from a point on Washington 
Street, about 4,000 feet north of Congress Street, southeasterly over a new 
• location to the dividing line between the towns of Pembroke and Duxbury 
near Taylor Street. Received Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Duxbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Pembroke and Duxbury near Taylor Street over a new location 
to a point on Summer Street near Franklin Street; also from a point on 
Summer Street near the Twin Schoolhouse over a new location to the dividing 
line between the towns of Duxbury and Kingston west of South Street. Re- 
ceived Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Kingston. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Duxbury and Kingston, west of Summer Street, over a new location 
to a point on Summer Street about 800 feet north of Tremont Street. Re- 
ceived Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Foxborough. — Road extending from a point on Main Street near 
property of E. F. Kelly northwesterly, over a new location to the dividing line 
between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough between Main Street and 
Pine Street. Received Mar. 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road extending from a point on East Street near 
Everett Street easterly, over a new location to the dividing line between the 
towns of Wrentham and Foxborough between East Street and Pine Street. 
Received Mar. 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Walpole. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Foxborough and Walpole, at or near the property of Mary A. Pick- 
ering, northeasterly over a new location to the dividing line between Walpole 
and Norwood at a point westerly of Summer Street. Received Mar. 21, 1931. 

City Council of Lynn. — Road known locally as Walnut Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the city of Lynn and the town of Saugus to its inter- 
section with Dungeon Avenue. Received Jan. 28, 1931. 

Selectmen of Randolph. — Road extending from the southerly end of the 1909 
section of State highway on North Main Street to the railroad bridge on said 
North Main Street. Received April 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of North Andover. — Road extending from the junction of Peters 
and Andover Streets northerly, over a new location, to a point on Osgood 
Street near the residence of Robert B. Smith. Received April 4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Erving. — Road extending from the junction of Moore and Forest 
Streets southerly along Forest Street for about 1,400 feet to a point near 
Union Street. Received April 8, 1931. 

Selectmen of Deerfield. — Road extending from a point on the Greenfield 
Road west of the Boston & Maine Railroad bridge northerly to the dividing 
line between the towns of Deerfield and Greenfield. Received April 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Greenfield. — Road extending from a point on the Deerfield 
Road west of the Boston & Maine Railroad bridge southerly to the dividing 
line between the towns of Greenfield and Deerfield. Received April 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Lancaster. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Clinton and Lancaster to the dividing line between the towns of 
Lancaster and Bolton. Received April 24, 1931. 

Selectmen of Seekonk. — Road extending from the junction of Fall River 
Avenue and Mink Street northwesterly over a new location to the dividing 
line between the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island near the property 
now or formerly of Evan West. Received May 9, 1931. 



P. D. 54 21 

Selectmen of Merrimac. — Road extending from the easterly line of Merrimac 
Square, easterly along East Main Street to Mill Street. Received May 12, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Nantucket. — Road locally known as Polpis Road extending from 
its junction with the State highway easterly through the village of Polpis 
and southeasterly to the village of Siasconset. Received May 14, 1931. 

Selectmen of Amesbury. — Road extending from the junction of Haverhill 
Street and Hillside Avenue northeasterly along Haverhill Street to its junction 
with Main Street. Received June 3, 1931. 

Selectmen of Uxbridge. — Road extending from a point at or near the junction 
of Main Street and Ironstone Street, in a general southeasterly direction, in 
part over Ironstone Street and in part over new location, to the dividing line 
between the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Received June 6, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Clinton. — Road locally known as Boylston Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Boylston and Clinton to the 
Lancaster Mills bridge or the square at the junction of Boylston Street and 
Cameron Street. Received June 17, 1931. 

County Commissioners of Hampshire County. — Road extending over a new 
location from a point on the Enfield Road in the town of Ware about three- 
fourths of a mile southerly of the dividing line between the towns of Enfield 
and Ware westerly through the towns of Ware and Belchertown to a point 
on the Enfield Road just west of the bridge over Jabish Brook. Received 
June 16, 1931. 

Mayor and City Council of Westfield. — Road extending from the dividing 
line between the town of Southampton and city of Westfield southerly to the 
northerly location line of the Holyoke and Westfield Railroad. Also road 
extending from the dividing line between the town of Southwick and city of 
Westfield northerly to a point at or near the bridge over the Westfield Little 
River. Received June 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Boylston. — Road known locally as Main Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Boylston to the divid- 
ing line between the towns of Boylston and Clinton. Received June 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road known locally as Clinton Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of Shrews- 
bury to the dividing line between the towns of Boylston and Shrewsbury. 
Received July 1, 1931. 

Selectmen of Spencer. — Road locally known as Maple Street extending from 
Main Street southerly to the dividing line between the towns of Spencer and 
Charlton. Received July 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Charlton. — Road extending from Charlton Depot northerly to 
the dividing line between the towns of Charlton and Spencer. Received 
July 20, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Brockton. — Road extending from the junction of 
Center and Quincy Streets westerly along Center Street to its junction with 
Lyman Street. Received August 20, 1931. 

Selectmen of Norwood. — Road extending from a point on the dividing line 
between the towns of Walpole and Norwood about 275 feet southeasterly from 
the point where Union Street crosses said line northerly over a new location 
to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Westwood and Norwood 
about 900 feet easterly from the Ellis railroad station. Received Sept. 1, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from the junction of Fountain 
and Waverly Streets southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike and / or 
Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Framingham and 
Ashland. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Ashland. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Framingham and Ashland southwesterly along the Hartford Turn- 
pike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Ash- 
land and Hopkinton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Hopkinton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Ashland and Hopkinton southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike 
and/ or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Hopkinton 
and Upton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Upton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Hopkinton and Upton southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike and / or 
Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Upton and North- 
bridge. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Northbridge. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Upton and Northbridge, southwesterly along the Hartford 
Turnpike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of 
Northbridge and Sutton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sutton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Northbridge and Sutton southwesterly along the Hartford Turn- 
pike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of 
Sutton and Oxford. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Oxford. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Sutton and Oxford southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike 
and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Oxford 
and Webster. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Webster. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Oxford and Webster, southwesterly long the Hartford Turnpike 
and /or Central Turnpike to Webster Center. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Williamstown. — Road extending from the junction of the Cold 
Spring and Petersburg Mountain Roads southwesterly along the Cold Spring 
Road to its junction with the River *Road in South Williamstown. Received 
Oct. 20, 1931. 

Selectmen of Bedford and Carlisle. — A bridge over the Concord River on 
the main road from Bedford to Carlisle at the dividing line between the towns 
of Carlisle and Bedford. Received Oct. 22, 1931. 

Selectmen of Lakeville. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and town of Lakeville easterly over a new location, to the di- 
viding line between the towns of Lakeville and Middleborough on Poquoy 
Trout Brook. Also road known as Bedford Street extending from the Mid- 
dleborough line to Main Street. Received Oct. 21, 1931. 

Selectmen of Middleborough. — Road extending from the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Middleborough and Lakeville on Poquoy Trout Brook 
easterly, over a new location, to the junction of Bedford Street and Grove 
Street Extension. Received Oct. 21, 1931. 

Mayor and Municipal Council of Taunton. — Road extending from the Dean 
Street railroad crossing easterly along Dean Street and new location to the 
dividing line between the city of Taunton and town of Raynham southeast 
of the junction of Dean and South Streets. Also road extending from the 
dividing line between the city of Taunton and town of Raynham, at the 
Taunton River, easterly over new location to the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and town of Lakeville. Received Oct. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of Raynham. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and the town of Raynham southeast of the junction of South 
and Dean Streets easterly, over a new location, to the dividing line between 
the town of Raynham and the city of Taunton. Received Oct. 30, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sterling. — Road extending from a point on Worcester Street 
about 1,300 feet north of the bridge over the Boston & Maine and New Haven 
Railroads northerly to Pratts Corner. Received Oct. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of West Boylston. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the town of West Boylston and the city of Worcester northerly over the loca- 
tion of the former Worcester Consolidated Street Railway to a junction with 
the main road in West Boylston Village. Received Oct. 30, 1931. 

Selectmen of Scituate. — Road extending from a point on the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Cohasset and Scituate about four-tenths of a mile south- 
west of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany southeasterly, in part over a new location and in part over the Tack 



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Pond Road, to a point on Main Street at or near its intersection with Judge 
Cushing Road. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Cohasset. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Hingham and Cohasset at a point about 500 feet south of East 
Street southeasterly, in part over a new location and in part over King Street, 
to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Cohasset and Scituate 
about four-tenths of a mile southwest of the tracks of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Hingham. — Road extending from a point on Summer Street about 
300 feet west of Green Street, easterly, over a new location, to the dividing 
line between the towns of Hingham and Cohasset at a point about 500 feet 
south of East Street. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Wilmington. — Road known locally as Lowell Street, extending 
from the junction of Routes 38 and 129 easterly to the dividing line between 
the towns of Wilmington and Reading. Received Nov. 13, 1931. 

Board of Public Works of Reading. — Road known locally as Lowell Street, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Wilmington and Read- 
ing easterly to Reading Square. Received Nov. 13, 1931. 

Selectmen of Worthington. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Huntington and Worthington northwesterly along the Main 
Road to Worthington Corners. Received Nov. 17, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Worcester. — Road extending from West Boylston 
Street to the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of 
West Boylston. Received Oct. 24, 1931. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 

(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 

The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities: — 

Wareham 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John lafolla Construction Company, of Bos- 
ton, for reconstructing about 9,248 feet of State highway on the Marion Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$63,741.50. Work completed July 25, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $71,045.03. 

Wilbraham 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for resurfacing and widening about 18,367 feet of State highway on 
the Boston Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete for about 
8,488 feet, and bituminous concrete for about 9,879 feet. The proposal amounted 
to $105,738.25. Work completed Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$111,450.61. 

M ons on- Palmer 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for widening 
about 13,640 feet of State highway on the Boston Road in Monson and Palmer, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$102,170.70. Work completed Aug. 1, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $114,- 
978.56. 

Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
moving buildings on the land of Ameen J. Antoun on the State highway in Shrews*- 
bury, known as the Boston-Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 
$17,900.00. Work completed July 3, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $18,000.00. 

Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the land of Walter C. Tufts on the State highway in Shrewsbury, 
known as the Boston -Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $350.00. 
Work completed Dec. 11, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $350.00. 



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Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the land of Lucia D'Errico on the State highway in Shrewsbury, 
known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,271.00. 
Work completed Mar. 20, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,271.00. 

Chester-Huntington 
Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with The Fitchburg Concrete Constrcution Com- 
pany, of Fitchburg, for constructing and reconstructing about 11,027 feet of State 
highway on the Jacobs Ladder, so called, in Chester, and about 8,940 feet of the 
same road in Huntington, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $251,877.30. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $213,500.48. 

Chilmark-West Tisbury 

Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East Bridge- 
water, for reconstructing about 5,770 feet of State highway on the South Road in 
Chilmark, and about 7,746 feet of State highway on the same road in West Tisbury, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $50,- 
183.40. Work completed Aug. 14, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $51,631.01. 

Sheffield 

Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Co., 
Inc., of New Haven, Conn, for reconstructing about 14,120 feet of State highway 
on the Ashley Falls Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete for 
about 10,876 feet, and bituminous macadam for about 3,244 feet. The proposal 
amounted to $88,733.20. Work completed Aug. 10, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $89,437.08. 

Bourne-Plymouth 

Dec. 23, 1930, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazardville, 
Connecticut, for reconstructing about 4,374 feet of State highway on the Saga- 
more Road in Plymouth, and about 11,193 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Bourne, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $98,553.30. Work completed July 16, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $105,079.04. 

Barnstable 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 29,800 feet of State highway on new 
location, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $190,823.05. Work completed Nov. 30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$208,509.76. 

Foxborough-Wrentham-Plainville-North A ttleborough 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with D. V. Frione & Company, of New Haven, 
Conn., for constructing about 2,113 feet of State highway on Washington Street 
in North Attleborough, 16,015 feet of State highway on the same road in Plain- 
ville, 15,159 feet of State highway on the same road in Wrentham, and about 1,130 
feet of State highway on Norfolk Street in Foxborough, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $470,585.80. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $436,687.54. 

Southbridge-Sturbridge 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Co., Inc., 
of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 2,354 feet of State highway on the 
Sturbridge Road in Southbridge, and about 11,567 feet of State highway on the 
Southbridge Road in Sturbridge, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $116,782.60. Work completed Sept. 24, 1931. Ex- 
penditure during 1931, $129,374.70. 

Weston 
Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
raising and moving a gasoline filling station on land of George R, Slad^r at the 



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junction of the Boston Post Road and Sibley Road. The proposal amounted to 
$640.00. Work completed Feb. 9, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $678.00. 

Weston 

Jan. 6, 1931, contract made with Peter Salvucci, of Waltham, for constructing 
and reconstructing about 980 feet of State highway on Central Avenue, and about 
5,305 feet of State highway on School Street, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $258,457.40. Work practically com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $272,933.62. 

Marlborough-N orthborough 
Jan. 6, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for recon- 
structing about 13,190 feet of State highway on the Boston Post Road in Marl- 
borough, and about 18,375 feet of State highway on the same road in Northbor- 
ough, the surface on about 12,150 feet in Marlborough and about 13,525 feet in 
Northborough consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of rein- 
forced cement concrete, and the surface on about 1,040 feet in Marlborough and 
4,850 feet in Northborough consisting of reinforced cement concrete. > The pro- 
posal amounted to $467,279.25. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $456,681.45. 

Bingham 

Jan. 20, 1931, contract made with Bradford Weston, of Hingham, for repairing 
a culvert on the State highway in Hingham, known as Otis Street. Work completed 
Feb. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,251.11. 

Palmer 

Feb. 3, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of John C. and Nellie S. Wilson on the State highway in Palmer, 
known as the Boston Post Road. The proposal amounted to $1,675.00. Work 
completed June 3, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,675.00. 

Fairhaven-New Bedford 

Feb. 4, 1931, contract made with Coleman Bros., Incorporated, of Boston, for 
repairing the bridges over New Bedford Harbor in the town of Fairhaven and city 
of New Bedford. The proposal amounted to $95,800.00. Work completed Oct. 
20, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $118,239.39. 

Avon 

Mar. 31, 1931, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
buildings on land of Frank M. Herland on the State highway in Avon, known as 
East Main Street. The proposal amounted to $925.00. Work completed Apr. 
29, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $925.00. 

Framingham-Southborough 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing a steel plate girder bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company on the Worcester Turnpike in Framingham, a steel 
stringer bridge over the Reservoir in Framingham, about 7,633 feet of State high- 
way on the Worcester Turnpike in Southborough, and about 17,166 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Framingham, the surface in Framingham and South- 
borough, except over the bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad Company and about 1,550 feet of State highway in Framing- 
ham, consisting of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loam 
space with bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders, the surface over the bridge 
and between the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany consisting of bituminous concrete, and the remaining surface in Framingham 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $744,374.30. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $660,859.56. 

N orthborough-Shrewsbury 
Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 16,833 feet of State highway on Grafton 



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Street in Shrewsbury, and about 11,357 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Northborough, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete except on about 
605 feet of State highway in Northborough, the surface on about 605 feet in North- 
borough consisting of a strip of reinforced cement concrete constructed on each 
side of a strip of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $446,928.60. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $414,493.19. 

Hingham-Hull 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with The Waterbury Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of Hartford, Conn., for constructing about 4,034 feet of State highway 
on Rockland Street in Hingham, about 6,419 feet of State highway on Rockland 
Street, about 300 feet of State highway on Bay Street, and about 335 feet of State 
highway on Nantasket Avenue, in Hull, the surface consisting of bituminous mac- 
adam. The proposal amounted to $329,073.70. Work practically completed. 
Expenditure during 1931, $319,673.33. 

Becket 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with Bertolini Brothers, of New Haven, Conn., 
for reconstructing about 29,608 feet of State highway on the "Jacob's Ladder" 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $327,722.45. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $280,- 
930.24. 

Somerset-Swansea 

Apr. 29, 1931, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for reconstructing and widening about 9,737 feet of State highway on 
Fall River Avenue in Somerset, and about 22,019 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Swansea, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete con- 
structed on each side of the present concrete surface, except at and adjacent to the 
bridges, where the surface consists of bituminous macadam. Work completed 
Sept. 10, 1931. The proposal amounted to $177,559.55. Expenditure during 
1931, $202,124.34. 

Billerica 

May 5, 1931, contract made with R. G. Watkins & Son, Inc., of Amesbury, for 
reconstructing about 5,450 feet of State highway on the Boston-Lowell Road in 
Billerica, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $36,967.79. Work completed July 11, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$34,345.49. 

Framingham 

May 5, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Ella E. Livingston on the State highway in Framingham, 
known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,368.00. Work 
completed Sept. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,368.00. 

Huntington 

May 5, 1931, contract made with Tarbell & Leete, Inc., of Springfield, for 
moving buildings on the State highway, known as the Chester road. The pro- 
posal amounted to $8,499.00. Work completed July 15, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $9,309.00. 

North Attleborough 

May 5, 1931, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for moving 
buildings of Alfred J. Courtney on the State highway in North Attleborough, 
known as the Providence Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,890.00. Work 
completed July 10, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,890.00. 

Plainville 
May 5, 1931, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for moving 
buildings on the State highway in Plainville, known as Washington Street. The 
proposal amounted to $1,777.00. Work completed May 29, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $1,777.00. 



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Duxbury-Kingston-Pembroke 
May 6, 1931, contract made with Eastern Contracting Company, of Quincy, for 
constructing and reconstructing about 41,665 feet of State highway in Duxbury, 
Kingston and Pembroke on Washington Street and new location, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $318,886.70. Work 
about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, $284,529.61. 

North Andover 

May 12, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Company, of Saugus, for 
constructing and reconstructing 14,300 feet of State highway on Stevens Street 
and new location, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $113,652.93. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 
1931, $115,551.07. 

Bellingham-Mendon-Hopedale-Milford 

May 12, 1931, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for con- 
structing about 1,031 feet of State highway on the Milford Road in Bellingham, 
reconstructing about 5,510 feet of State highway on the same road in Mendon, 
8,467 feet of State highway on the same road in Hopedale, and about 8,126 feet of 
Sta,te highway on the same road in Milford, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $180,006.90. Work practically completed. 
Expenditure during 1931, $158,668.36. 

Avon 
May 12, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for recon- 
structing about 3,250 feet of State highway on East Main Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $24,412.90. Work 
completed July 31, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $26,-48870. 

Athol 

May 12, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Company, Inc., of Hart- 
ford, Conn., for moving buildings on land of Carroll R. Trevett on the State high- 
way in Athol. The proposal amounted to $1,225.00. Work completed June 30, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,225.00. 

West Tisbury 

May 12, 1931, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for resurfacing about 4,127 feet of State highway on the Tisbury 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$9,423.50. Work completed July 23, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $51,631.01. 

Orange 

May 12, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of Annie M. Bacon Heirs on the State highway in Orange, known 
as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to $1,474.00. Work completed 
May 28, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,474.00. 

Framingham 
May 19, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Wallace A. Kendall on the State highway in Framingham, 
known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,648.00. 
Work completed Sept. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,648.00. 

Framingham 
May 19, 1931, contract made with The John Cavanagh and Son Building Mov- 
ing Company, of Boston, for moving buildings on land of Hanna E. Clapp on the 
State highway in Framingham, known as the Bos ton- Worcester Turnpike. The 
proposal amounted to $2,650.00. Work completed Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $2,650.00. 



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Deerfi eld-Green field 

May 19, 1931, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, 
for constructing a steel bridge and approaches thereto on about 2,026 feet of State 
highway at the dividing line between the towns of Deerfield and Greenfield, the 
surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface of the 
approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$243,794.75. Work about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$179,843.14. 

Salisbury 
May 26, 1931, contract made with James E. Watkins Company, Inc., of Ames- 
bury, for widening about 8,914 feet of State highway on the Newburyport Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,904.00. Work completed July 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $16,315.12. 

M il ton- Rand ol ph-Quincy 

May 26, 1931, contract made with Ezekiel C. Sargent, of Quincy, for construct- 
ing about 5,305 feet of shoulders on the State highway in Randolph, 14,700 feet 
of shoulders on the State highway in Quincy, and about 1 ,900 feet of shoulders on 
the State highway in Milton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $8,693.00. Work completed Aug. 24, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $9,412.14. 

Southborough 

June 2, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Eugene and Mary Mauro, and Isaac and Flora Gelina, on the 
State highway in Southborough, known as the Boston-Worcester Turnpike. The 
proposal amounted to $3,116.00. Work three-fourths completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $2,244.51. 

Southborough 

June 2, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of Walter E. Brewer on the State highway in Southborough, 
known as the Boston-Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,670.-00 
Work completed Aug. 11, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,719.68. 

Erring 

June 9, 1931, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of Provi- 
dence, R. 1., for constructing a steel stringer bridge over Moore Street, a steel 
stringer bridge over the Central Vermont Railroad, and about 9,775 feet of State 
highway, the surface of the roadway consisting of biruminous macadam, and the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $193,597.10. Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$135,816.04. 

Southborough 

June 9, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Arthur Brewer on the State highway in Southborough, known 
as the Boston-Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $3,187.00. Work 
completed Oct. 31, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $3,187.00. 

Newbury- Rowley 

June 16, 1931. contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus. for con- 
structing an extension to the concrete arch bridge over the tracks of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad in Rowley, reconstructing about 5.237 feet of State highway on 
High Street in Newbury, and reconstructing about 24,411 feet of State highway on 
Bay Road in Rowley, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $211,454.80. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 
1931, $219,592.54. 

Hinsdale 

June 16, 1931, contract made with the Lee Construction Co., Inc., of Boston, 
for constructing a steel bridge and approaches on about 1,621 feet of State highway 
on new location and Taylor Street, the surface except over the bridge consisting 



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of bituminous macadam, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $61,621.90. Work about three-fourths com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $45,805.12. 

A mesbury-M errimac-H averhill 
June 16, 1931, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 42,710 feet of State highway on Amesbury 
Road in Haverhill, West Main and East Main Streets in Merrimac, and Haverhill 
Road in Amesbury, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam and reinforced 
cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $135,049.80. Work completed 
Oct. 24, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $155,440.76. 

Southborough 
June 16, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for raising 
buildings of Robert H. and Edith S. Beals, and of Charles Fan tony, on the State 
highway in Southborough. The proposal amounted to $2,743.00. Work com- 
pleted Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,743.00. 

Bernardston 

June 16, 1931, contract made with Warner Bros, and Goodwin, Inc., of Sunder- 
land, for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 1,986 feet of State highway 
on Northfield Road, the surface except over the bridge consisting of bituminous 
macadam, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $33,662.30. Work completed Oct. 24, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $27,471.86. 

Northborough 

June 23, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings of Muriel Lacier, Alice 1. Mellen and Margaret A. Bottger on the Boston 
Post Road in Northborough. The proposal amounted to $3,338.00. Work 
completed Nov. 2, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,550.00. 

A ndover-N orth Reading- Reading 

June 23, 1931, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 14,103 feet of State highway on North Main 
Street in Reading, 13,462 feet of State highway on the same road in North Read- 
ing, and 2,400 feet of State highway on the same road in Andover, including a 
bridge over Main Street in Andover, the surface, except over the bridge and about 
1,675 feet of State highway in Andover, consisting of bituminous macadam between 
two sections of reinforced cement concrete, the surface over the bridge in Andover 
consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface on 1,675 feet of State highway 
in Andover consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$368,005.40. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $423,976.24. 

Framingham-Southborough 

June 30, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings of Charles and Carolina Brusie on the State highway, known as the 
Boston- Worcester Turnpike, in Southborough, and of Katherine C. Warner on 
the same road in Framingham. The proposal amounted to $1,325.00. Work 
about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, $832.32. 

Groton-Pepperell 
June 30, 1931, contract made with D. and C. Construction Company, of Fitch- 
burg, for reconstructing about 7,276 feet of State highway on Main Street in 
Groton, and about 1,317 feet of State highway on South Street in Pepperell, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $80,800.00. 
Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $53,715.44. 

Kingston 
June 30, 1931, contract made with C. A. Batson Company, of Brockton, for 
moving buildings of Abbie Randall on Summer Street in the town of Kingston. 



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The proposal amounted to $2,695.00. Work completed Sept. 25, 1931. Expen- 
diture during 1931, $2,772.36. 

Abington- Brockton 

June 30, 1931, contract made with Corrado & Lepore Construction Company, 
of Providence, R. 1., for reconstructing about 3,467 feet of State highway on Center 
Street in Brockton, and constructing and reconstructing about 9,622 feet of State 
highway on Brockton Avenue in Abington, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $79,890.20. Work completed Nov. 20, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $80,558.15. 

Erving 

July 14, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
dwelling of Alice F. Prouty on the State highway in Erving. The proposal 
amounted to $2,670.00. Work completed Aug. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $2,670.00. 

Foxborough-Sharon-Walpole-Wrentham 

July 21, 1931, contract made with State Construction Co., Inc., of Saugus, for 
constructing about 14,995 feet of State highway, including three bridges, in Fox- 
borough, 6,762 feet of State highway in Walpole, 3,675 feet of State highway in 
Sharon, and 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham, the surface, except over the 
bridges and on about 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham and about 2,629 
feet of State highway in Foxborough, consisting of reinforced cement concrete, 
the surface on about 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham and on about 2,629 
feet of State highway in Foxborough consisting of bituminous macadam, and the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $441,548.10. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$210,186.95. 

Deerfield 

July 28, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Co., Inc., of Hartford, 
Conn., for moving building of Francesco Bartugno on the State highway in Deer- 
field. The proposal amounted to $2,150.00. Work completed Sept. 25, 1931. 
Expenditure during 1931, $2,150.00. 

Greenfield 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Co., Inc., of Hartford, 
Conn., for moving building of Harry E. Ward on the southwesterly side of Cheap- 
side Bridge in Greenfield. The proposal amounted to $2,050.00. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,050.00. 

Mendon 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with William Melvin, of Milford, for moving school- 
house buildings on the State" highway in the town of Mendon. The proposal 
amounted to $1,600.00. Work completed Sept. 8, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $1,600.00. 

A uburn-W orcester 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing a bridge and about 24,536 feet of State highway on South- 
bridge Street in Auburn, and about 1,000 feet of State highway on the same street 
in Worcester, the surface except over the bridge consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $368,251.35. Work about one-third completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1931, $87,431.64. 

Gill-Greenfield 

Aug. 6, 1931, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for con- 
structing a steel bridge at the Gill-Greenfield line, about 9,362 feet of State highway 
on the Gill road in Greenfield, and about 17,810 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Gill, the surface except over the bridge consisting of bituminous macadam, 
the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $356,234.00. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $118,439.81. 



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Rehoboth-Seekonk-Swansea 
Aug. 6, 1931, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for constructing, reconstructing and widening about 16,291 feet of 
State highway on Fall River Avenue and new location in Seekonk, about 3,661 feet 
of State highway on Fall River Avenue in Rehoboth, and about 6,993 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Swansea, the surface, except on about 4,340 feet of 
State highway in Seekonk, consisting of reinforced cement concrete or bituminous 
macadam constructed on each side of the present concrete surface, the surface on 
about 4,340 feet of State highway in Seekonk consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $183,930.20. Work completed Nov. 28, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $178,336.00. 

Northborough 
Aug. 11, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
building of Edward B., Herbert W., and Chester J. Smith on the State highway in 
Northborough, known as the Boston Post Road. The proposal amounted to 
$838.00. Work completed Nov. 19, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $641.07. 

Egremont 
Aug. 18, 1931, contract made with Bertolini Brothers, of Chester, for recon- 
structing about 16,968 feet of State highway on Molasses Hill Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $132,316.70. 
Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1931, $27,071.10. 

Brockton 
Sept. 1, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for constructing 
about 4,763 feet of State highway on Centre Street, the surface consisting of bitum- 
inous macadam. The proposal amounted to $36,041.80. Work completed Nov. 
30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $36,088.77. 

Gill-Erving 

Sept. 1, 1931, contract made with Simpson Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a bridge sub-structure over the Connecticut River. The proposal 
amounted to $102,262.00. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $80,581.87. 

Uxbridge 

Sept. 15, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 22,151 feet of State highway on Ironstone 
Street, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $266,548.15. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1931, $43,252.46. 

Hingham 

Sept. 15, 1931, contract made with Thomas Whalen & Sons, Inc., of Whitman, 
for widening about 4,808 feet of State highway on Summer and Rockland Streets 
in Hingham, the surface consisting of a section of reinforced cement concrete con- 
structed on each side of the present concrete surface. The proposal amounted to 
$21,732.80. Work completed Nov. 13, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $20,222.39. 

Millbury-W orcester 
Sept. 22, 1931, contract made with A. 1. Savin Company, of Hartford, Conn., 
for constructing about 6,158 feet of State highway in Worcester, and about 5,065 
feet of State highway in Millbury, including the construction of three bridges in 
Millbury, the surface except over the bridges in Millbury consisting of reinforced 
cement concrete, and the surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $412,145.35. Work about one-sixth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $75,398.02. 

Townsend 
Sept. 22, 1931, contract made with P. J. Keating Company, of Fitchburg, for 
constructing extensions to three bridges over Willard Brook and the approaches to 



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said bridges on the State highway in Townsend known as the Ashby Road, the 
surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $34,667.60. Work about 
one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, $14,746.13. 

Salisbury 

September 29, 1931, contract made with Janes E. Watkins Company, Inc., of 
Amesbury, for reconstructing about 11,582 feet of State highway on the Beach 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $68,344.10. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$24,596.15. 

Huntington 

Sept. 29, 1931, contract made with Tarbell & Leete, Inc., of Springfield, for 
moving building of Fred and Josephine Frazier on the State highway in Huntington 
known as the Chester Road. The proposal amounted to $2,185.00. Work about 
one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $1,785.00. 

Townsend 

Oct. 6, 1931, contract made with P. J. Keating Company, of Fitchburg, for 
widening a bridge and approaches on the State highway known as the Ashby 
Road, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $4,485.00. 
Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $2,009.67. 

Randolph 

Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for constructing 
about 4,967 feet of State highway on North Main Street, the surface consisting of 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $53,816.20. Work just commenced. Ex- 
penditure during 1931, $2,321.18. 

Barnstable 

Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for reconstructing about 5,116 feet of State highway on the Hyannis- 
Centerville Road, and about 8,900 feet of State highway on the Falmouth Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $58,- 
494.00. Expenditure during 1931, $20,637.91. Work about two-fifths completed. 

Ashby 

Oct. 20, 1931, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for widening a 
bridge and approaches on the State highway in Ashby, known as the Fitchburg 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $27,325.50. Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$7,198.70. 

Framingham-N atick 

Oct. 20, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, of Ashland, for constructing 
a steel stringer bridge at Concord Street in Framingham, a steel stringer bridge at 
North Main Street in Natick, about 11,264 feet of State highway on Worcester 
Street in Framingham, and about 18,331 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Natick, the surface, except over the bridges, consisting of cement concrete, the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $646,045.14. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $18,761.51. 

Sharon-W alpole-N orwood 
Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 6,177 feet of State highway on the Old Post Road 
in Sharon, 9,321 feet of State highway on the same road in Walpole,, and about 
13,325 feet of State highway on the same road in Norwood, the surface consisting 
of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $359,550.45. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $2,847.50. 

Shrewsbury-Worcester 
Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with E. D. Ward Company, of Worcester, for con- 
structing a steel stringer bridge at Grafton Street in Worcester, about 8,371 feet 



P. D. 54 33 

of State highway on Massasoit Street in Worcester, and about 7,550 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Shrewsbury, the surface, except over the bridge in 
Worcester and about 2,500 feet of State highway in Shrewsbury, consisting of rin- 
forced cement concrete, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous con- 
crete, and the surface on about 2,500 feet of State highway in Shrewsbury consist- 
ing of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $380,999.10. Work just 
commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $4,962.30. 

Gill-Erving 

Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with McClintic-Marshall Corporation, of Bethle- 
hem, Pennsylvania, for constructing a steel bridge superstructure over the Con- 
necticut River at the dividing line between the towns of Gill and Erving, the sur- 
face over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $256,910.30. Work not yet commenced. 

Ipswich 

Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with R. G. Watkins & Son, Inc., of Amesbury, for 
reconstructing bridge approaches on about 977 feet of State highway, known as 
High Street, in Ipswich, the surface except over the railroad bridge consisting of 
bituminous macadam, and the surface over the railroad bridge consisting of bitum- 
inous concrete. The proposal amounted to $10,394.15. Work not yet com- 
menced. « 

Williamstown 

Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with Ralph E. Bull, of Fitchburg, for constructing 
about 9,446 feet of State highway on the Petersburg Mountain Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $72,682.98. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $2,891.27. 

Uxbridge 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with the Waterbury Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of Hartford, Conn., for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 
1,510 feet of State highway on the Millville Road, the surface consisting of bitum- 
inous macadam. The proposal amounted to $41,811.50. Work not yet com- 
menced. 

Lakeville-Middleborough 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of New Britain, 
Conn., for constructing about 3,602 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in 
Middleborough, and 17,800 feet of State highway on the same road in Lakeville, 
the surface consisting of sections of bituminous macadam between two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete, bituminous macadam, and bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $243,468.10. Work not yet commenced. 

Swampscott-Salem 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for recon- 
structing about 7,383 feet of State highway on Loring Avenue in Salem, and about 
5,612 feet of State highway on Paradise Road in Swampscott, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $108,411.90. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: — 

Barnstable, $307,500.95 Hampshire, $125,856.05 

Berkshire, $79,180.43 Middlesex, $736,924.24 

Bristol, $409,625.29 Norfolk, $505,233.95 

Essex, $207,139.92 Plymouth, $418,226.19 

Franklin, $619,725.49 Worcester, $2,337,268.70 

Hampden, $261,276.52 Total, $6,007,957.73 



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Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $246,088.86; Bourne, $35,063.02; Sandwich 
$26,349.07. 

Berkshire Comity. — Dalton, $15,536.81; Lee, $2,365.26; Sandisfield, $7,950.98: 
Williamstown, $140.74; Windsor, $53,186.64. 

Bristol County. — Attleboro, $182,748.38; North Attleborough, $170,723.13: 
Seekonk, $56,153.78. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $12,648.86; Merrimac, $8,499.50; Newbury, 
$49,541.88; North Andover, $113 274.42; Rowley, $23,175.26. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $171,582.85; Bernardston, $32,231.93; Buckland, 
$3,235.92; Charlemont, $25,333.12; Conway, $134,815.06; Deerfield, $103,817.31; 
Greenfield, $108,054.74; Orange, $40,654.56. 

Hampden County. — Chester, $143,478.52; Monson, $1,881.50; Palmer, 
$115,916.50. 

Hampshire County. — Cummington, $2,239.11; Huntington, $123,616.94. 

Middlesex County. —North Reading, $7,240.33; Reading, $4,234.81; Tyngs- 
borough, $444,436.77; Waltham, $24,863.43; Weston, $256,148.90. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $40,661.07; Foxborough, $12,427.76; Milton, $10,- 
740.04; Plainville, $248,554.36; Randolph, $2,809.05; Wrentham, $190,041.67. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $7,555.85; Bridgewater, $30,694.56; Brockton, 
$81,108.11; Duxbury, $122,315.24; Kingston, $31,145.05; Mattapoisett, $16,- 
070.66; Middleborough, $37,059.19; Pembroke, $92,277.53. 

Worcester County. — Athol, $33,101.23; Dudley, $91,206.03; Hopedaie, $56,- 
444.76; Mendon, $38,945.22; Milford, $88,267.29; Northborough, $170,788.81; 
Shrewsbury, $588,420.72; Southborough, $371,021.58; Southbridge, $39,666.31; 
Westborough, $859,406.75. 

Expenditures under the provisions of Chapter -119, Acts of 1931: 
Hingham, $129,419.96 Hull, $199,748.09 

Expenditures under the Provisions of Chapter 122, Acts of 1931 
For State Highway Construction 



Framingham-Southbor- 




Framingham-Natick 


$36,143.19 


ough 


$853,922.31 


Millbury- Worcester 


86,824.74 


Northborough-Shrewsbury 


442,256.08 


Sharon-Walpole-Nor- 




Foxborough-Sharon- 




wood 


3,053.23 


Walpole- Wrentham 


217,932.56 


Worcester-Shrewsbury 


5,885.18 


Auburn- Worcester 


94,856.20 


Williamstown 


2,938.62 


Gill-Greenfield 


125,532.97 


Lake ville-M iddlebor- 




Erving- 


144,021.08 


ough 


35 10 


Gill-Erving 


81,686.12 


Uxbridge 


45,355.02 


Erving-Gill 


2,458.51 














$2,142,900.91 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 

(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws). The expenditures during the year in 
various counties were : — 

Barnstable,$256,426.24 Middlesex, $1,085,571.74 

Berkshire, $1,090,395.49 Nantucket, $509.87 

Bristol, $763,297.21 Norfolk, $304,926.09 

Dukes, $65,844.73 Plymouth, $672,332.96 

Essex, $910,801.15 Suffolk, $20,804.94 

Franklin, $103,569.18 Worcester, $986,660.68 

Hampden, $521,413.68 Total, $6,899,970.74 
Hampshire, $117,416.78 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $35,444.94; Bourne, $112,773.96; Brewster, 
$43,003.47; Chatham, $3,038.73; Dennis, $2,421.62; Eastham, $3,668.23; Fal- 
mouth, $18,271.81; Harwich, $2,429.40; Mashpee, $3,808.14; Orleans, $4,030.56; 
Provincetown, $2,705.29; Sandwich, $12,181.11; Truro, $3,994.34; Wellfleet, 
$3,903.10; Yarmouth, $4,751.54. 



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Berkshire County. — Adams, $1,795.45; Becket, $505,783.59; Cheshire, $12,- 
206.85; Clarksburg, $4,710,09; Dalton, $7,164.15; Egremont, $37,959.43; Flor- 
ida, $7,829.32; Great Barrington, $13,543.95; Hancock, $6,405.45; Hinsdale, 



>,261.52 



Ashford, $3,619.09; New Marlborough, $321.38; North Adams, $9,385.24; Otis, 



!,585.32 



Lanesborough, $6,218.03; Lee, $97,883.35; Lenox, $13,337.53; New 



Pittsfield, $17,937.60; Richmond, $2,637.87; Sandisfield, $5,134.80; 



Savoy, $1,320.09; Sheffield, $123,948.17; Stockbridge, $9,847.65; Washington, 
$4,641.43; West Stockbridge, $277.85; Williamstown, $15,593.78; Windsor, 
$172,046.51. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $2,622.02; Attleborough, $4,066.98; Berkley, 
$1,213.26; Dartmouth, $10,499.25; Dighton, $19,806.37; Easton, $14,701.00; 
Fairhaven, $15,595.35; Fall River, $71.64; Freetown, $12,259.63; Mansfield, 
$5,927.68; New Bedford, $120,462.95; Norton, $10,565.94; North Attleborough, 
$44,876.07; Raynham, $3,885.85; Rehoboth, $53,394.29; Seekonk, $88,239.03; 
Somerset, $80,450.16; Swansea, $239,069.70; Taunton, $31,642.37; Westport, 
$3,947.67. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $19,579.16; Edgartown, $1,949.38; Gay Head, 
$711.43; Oak Bluffs, $455.12; Tisbury, $1,080.72; West Tisbury, $42,068.92. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $58,346.28; Andover, $139,285.79; Beverly, 
$11,317.09; Danvers, $20,102.18; Essex, $5,162.09; Gloucester, $10,211.64; 
Groveland, $2,860.28; Hamilton, $10,366.74; Haverhill, $72,840.68; Ipswich, 
$11,462.31; Lawrence, $1,492.96; Lynn, $12,204.46; Lynnfield, $3,311.16; Mer- 
rimac, $41,877.54; Methuen, $7,876.38; Middleton, $5,498.71; Newbury, $95,- 
879.95; Newburyport, $2,805.63; North Andover, $45,487.51 ; Peabody, $7,950.37; 
Rockport, $956.28; Rowley, $202,883.55; Salem, $10,221.22; Salisbury, $72,- 
439.47; Saugus, $11,627.79; Swampscott, $2,410.89; Topsfield, $10,337.64; 
Wenham, $26,927.68; West Newbury, $6,656.88. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $1,816.84; Bernardston, $4,813.26; Buckland, 
$15,778.20; Charlemont, $17,599.15; Colrain, $987.80; Conway, $1,483.71; 
Deerfield, $9,801.25; Erving, $8,530.63; Gill, $913.66; Greenfield, $9,456.63; 
Montague, $4,642.33; Northfield, $5,574.56; Orange, $3,597.53; Shelburne, 
$10,430.19; Sunderland, $6,129.35; Whately, $2,014.09. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $16,212.22; Blandford, $6,014.87; Brimfield, 
$7,607.19; Chester, $87,403.09; Chicopee, $7,258.50; East Longmeadow, $1,476.66 
Holyoke, $4,524.82; Monson, $50,104.99; Palmer, $166,654.50; Russell, $9,260.37; 
Southwick, $3,942.18; Tolland, $343.49; Wales, $2,428.08; Westfield, $7,494.31; 
West Springfield, $6,943.15; Wilbraham, $143,745.26. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $7,005.64; Bel chert own, $3,262.61; Cumming- 
ton, $10,447.85; Easthampton, $11,097.91; Goshen, $4,259.35; Granby, $5,015.55; 
Hadley, $2,117.72; Hatfield, $4,910.03; Huntington, $25,348.96; Northampton, 
$12,809.68; Southampton, $2,770.12; South Hadley, $13,560.48; Ware, $8,770.49; 
Williamsburg, $6,040.39. 

Middlesex County.— Acton, $11,356.10; Arlington, $14,580.13; Ashby, $14,- 
231.76; Ashland, $4,070.38; Ayer, $3,462.56; Bedford, $6,851.11; Billerica, 
$50,146.74; Boxborough, $5,891.17; Burlington, $3,365.26; Chelmsford, $3,305.71; 
Concord, $9,003.11; Dracut, $8,898.41; Framingham, $9,789.43; Groton, 
$55,039.91; Holliston, $6,959.51; Hudson, $1,313.30; Lexington, $4,173.98; 
Lincoln, $1,794.16; Littleton, $10,765.10; Lowell, $3,308.35; Maiden, $24.59; 
Marlborough, $237,472.78; Medford, $1,494.95; Melrose, $10,293.33; Natick, 
$2,240.35; Newton, $480.39; North Reading, $207,794.83; Pepperell, $18,069.67; 
Reading, $191,089.00; Shirley, $3,651.28; Somerville, $713.78; Stoneham, 
$1,946.28; Sudbury, $3,892.91; Tewksbury, $3,026.60; Townsend, $24,023.89; 
Tyngsborough, $3,778.58; Waltham, $735.80; Watertown, $1,701.58; Wayland, 
$2,744.65; Westford, $7,104.37; Weston, $121,268.91; Wilmington, $2,020.93; 
Winchester, $6,089.19; Woburn, $5,606.92. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $509.87. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $79,680.95; Bellingham, $9,187.80; Braintree, 
$7,763.61; Canton, $12,520.10; Cohasset, $2,841.55; Dedham, $32,501.13; Dover, 
$3,534.41; Foxboro, $12,009.48; Franklin, $997.18; Holbrook, $3,668.17; Mil- 
ton, $8,966.04; Needham, $364.35; Norwood, $4,231.91; Plainville, $2,151.85; 
Quincy, $13,022.43; Randolph, $44,621.59; Sharon, $345.89; Stoughton, $8,239.79 



36 P. D. 54 

Walpole, $2,194.86; Wellesley, $2,783.33; Westwood, $1,224.96; Weymouth, 
$38,981.83; Wrentham, $12,275.05; Norfolk, $817.83. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $70,520.21; Bridgewater, $55,523.24; Brockton, 
$32,354.50; Duxbury, $39,480.48; East Bridgewater, $103,794.42; Hanover, 
$12,213.17; Hingham, $38,301.13; Kingston, $1,172.08; Lakeville, $8,018.66; 
Marion, $5,791.13; Marshfield, $7,022.22; Mattapoisett, $4,078.47; Middlebor- 
ough, $16,113.51; Norweli, $2,019.34; Pembroke, $71,162.85; Plymouth, $38,- 
314.17; Rochester, $1,580.86; Rockland, $858.92; Scituate, $5,700.34; Wareham, 
$155,191.49; West Bridgewater, $1,472.42; Whitman, $1,649.35. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $4,159.74; Chelsea, $832.00; Revere, $15,813.20. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,563.88; Athol, $2,459.77; Auburn, 
$4,633.77; Barre, $19,609.20; Blackstone, $1,317.54; Brookfield, $1,582.40; 
Charlton, $8,256.57; Douglas, $382.41; Dudley, $1,582.33; East Brookfield, 
$9,231.43; Fitchburg, $4,086.70; Gardner, $23,695.42; Grafton, $7,818.34; Hard- 
wick, $597.58; Harvard, $4,983.17; Holden, $6,276.86; Hopedale, $1,724.28; 
Lancaster, $1,304.65; Leicester, $13,671.65; Leominster, $1,294.65; Lunenburg, 
$13,488.64; Mendon, $3,091.44; Milford, $1,387.71; Millbury, $1,639.98; Mill- 
ville, $2,165.76; New Braintree, $369.98; North Brookfield, $22,422.82; North- 
borough, $343,972.33; Northbridge, $11,309.68; Oakham, $1,478.26; Oxford, 
$5,056.33; Paxton, $4,562.85; Petersham, $4,997.40; Phillipston, $1,529.88; 
Princeton, $576.06; Rutland, $11,170.54; Shrewsbury, $217,491.99; Southbor- 
ough, $3,235.15; Southbridge, $21,009.15; Spencer, $1,560.57; Sterling, $12,032.07; 
Sturbridge, $113,323.44; Sutton, $6,255.11; Templeton, $22,016.28; Upton, 
$3,768.11; Uxbridge, $6,621.29; Warren, $5,919.23; Webster, $843.70; West 
Boylston, $5,199.39; West Brookfield, $2,149.62; Westminster, $4,243.56; West- 
borough, $3,115.14; Winchendon, $2,993.80; Worcester, $3,590.82. 

Miscellaneous expenditures are as follows 

9 snow plows . 
7 spreaders 
Truck repairs 
Truck operation 
Truck plow repairs 
Tractor repairs 
Tractor operation 

Tractor plow repairs 
Snow fence 
Expenditures under towns 



Warning signs . 
Direction signs 
Control signals 
Traffic survey . 
Traffic accidents 
Traffic permits 



Somerset Bridge 
Newburyport Bridge 
Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 

Detour bulletins 
Tercentenary signs . 



Total of miscellaneous expenditures 



. $12,396 02 


5,070 


94 


17,137 


29 


5,534 


33 


29,999 


78 


14,534 


89 


6,759 


14 


17,206 


95 


1,727 


24 


. 399,383 


64 


. $40,775 


19 


76,644 


34 


22,275 


15 


23,343 


22 


649 


95 


1,926 


57 


. $13,444 24 


7,773 


97 


22,762 


93 







$509,750 22 



165,614 34 



43,981 14 

5,715 93 

635 96 

$725,697 59 



Removal or Snow and Ice erom State Highways 
The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice from 

State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as 

amended. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties 

in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 



P. D. 54 37 

such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 11, 
chapter 84, General Laws, as amended. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,564 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,468 miles of which are State 
highways and 96 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by the 
trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain towns and 
cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work of snow 
removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this work is done 
under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 

the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of $509,- 

750.22, which includes the cost of the maintenance and repair of the equipment, 

actual cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride and sand 

or use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 
Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, lights v mark- 
ings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the Commonwealth was 
placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 357 of the Acts of 1928. 
The Department is thereby enabled to insure that all traffic control signals to be 
erected by the municipalities shall conform to standards adopted by the Depart- 
ment and cooperates with the cities and towns for the purpose of properly locating 
and operating such signals. All through, ways desired by the municipalities must 
first be approved by the Department before such may become effective. 

In order to secure uniformity in the matter of traffic control, the Department 
has issued three bulletins, two in previous years and the third bulletin during the 
current year. These bulletins are as follows: Bulletin No. 1, "Recommendations 
and Requirements relating to Through Ways"; Bulletin No. 2, "A Standard Code 
for Traffic Signal Installation and Operation"; Bulletin No. 3, "A Standard Code 
for Traffic Signs, Warning Beacons and Islands." These present the standards 
which are required to be met by the cities and towns of the State for the installation 
and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic. 



Traffic Control Signals and Regulations Approved 
During the year the Department has issued permits to cities and towns for the 



following traffic control features: 



Traffic Signals, at intersections 
Traffic Beacons 
"Through Ways" . 
Traffic Signs and Markings 
Traffic Rules and Regulations . 







Total 


In 1931 


Previously 


to Date 


66 


551 


617 


55 


125 


180 


14 


87 


101 


56 


85 


141 


70 


118 


188 



Direction Signs, Route Markers, Warning Signs and Traffic Control 

Signals Erected by Department 

The Department has given a great deal of study to the determination of the 
important routes of travel for the purpose of marking and furnishing direction 
signs as aids for traveling. Ninety-five automobile routes have been selected, 
including practically every city, town and village in the Commonwealth, having 
a total mileage of 3,200 miles. Included in this designation are the so-called 
United States routes, the numbering of which conforms to the number- approved 
by the United States Bureau of Public Roads. The other routes selected are 
numbered according to the State's designation. 

The placing of route numbers and direction signs at points of advantage on 
these designated highways is done by the Department both on State highways and 
on city and town ways, permission for the latter being obtained from the local 
authorities. Warning signs and traffic control signals which are erected and main- 
tained by the Department are placed only on State highways. . • ........ 



38 P. D. 54 

Many new warning signs, including plain signs, reflecting button signs, as well 
as electric flashing beacons and neon signs, have been erected and a new type of 
sign intended to direct traffic movement at the new grade separations along some 
of the recently constructed highways has been installed. This type of intersec- 
tion is new to the travelling public so that many more signs were required to direct 
traffic at such locations as the Tyngsborough bridge and grade separations on the 
new Boston -Worcester Turnpike. There have also been designed and erected 
signs for designating important rivers and bodies of water on the main routes 
through the State. Flood lighting has been provided at several intersections to 
illuminate islands and planted areas. 

The adoption of the route markers equipped with reflecting buttons has proven 
the greatest aid for night driving. A total of 14,433 such markers have been 
made to date for use on the highways. 

The Department installed traffic control signals at twenty-two intersections 
during the year; eleven were installed in 1930 and one in 1929; making a total 
to date of thirty-four signals. 

The Department has designated portions of two highways as ' 'through ways," 
aggregating 26 miles, and also thirteen other stretches of highways aggregating 
51.3 miles, at the request of cities and towns in which these ways are located. 

The manufacture of many of these signs and the erection and maintenance of 
all of these signs and signals are part of the highway maintenance activities. 

Traffic Accident Studies 

Studies have been continued to ascertain the attendant circumstances and 
physical characteristics at points on the highways where accidents have occurred, 
in order to measure the effectiveness of control or lack of control of traffic move- 
ments at such points. Such information included the type of district, layout of 
the roadway, means of traffic control, atmospheric conditions, light conditions, 
condition of roadway, physical obstructions in the roadway and obstructions to 
view. This information is required in reports submitted to the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles and is supplied to the traffic engineering section for study. 

In connection with the study of such data a large wall map is used to locate by 
pins the points where accidents occur. The data obtained by the traffic count 
are also used in connection with the records of accidents on numbered automobile 
routes. It is believed that these studies will assist in determination of hazardous 
conditions so that the physical characteristics or traffic control measures, or both, 
will be altered to produce greater factors of safety at such points on the highways. 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and other 
growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to the traveled sur- 
face of State highways has been one of the activities of this Department for over 
thirty-six years. This work has been developed more rapidly during recent years 
because it has become recognized that systematic and intelligent control and 
development of all features of the roadside conditions are of value not only from 
the point of view of attractiveness in appearance but as a safety factor as well. 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under competent 
supervision to have charge of this work, not only for the removal and trimming 
of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the selection and planting of 
new growth suitable for the locations. The removal of trees and brush that may 
obstruct vision at curves, intersections or other points on the highways is done to 
insure that operating conditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary growth 
is cleared out in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic locations. For 
the protection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained a corps of 
inspectors to supervise trimming that may be necessary for the construction of 
light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work there are three 
nurseries maintained in which the types of trees and shrubs suitable for use on 
the highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available for use by the De- 
partment. 

During the year 2,547 trees were planted, making a total for the past twenty* 
seven years of 62,224 trees planted; and in this year 7,273 shrubs have been 



P. D. 54 39 

planted throughout the State; in addition, 14,285 small pines have been planted 
on bare slopes and ragged cuts. 

The Department made provisions in November for the employment during the 
coming winter of a large number of men in an endeavor to alleviate the unemploy- 
ment situation. It is expected that 1 ,000 to 1 ,800 men will thus be given at least 
part time employment. These men are to be employed on maintenance activities 
of the Department as they relate to the roadside care and improvement, such as 
trimming out undesirable growth and removing trees of little value, with the aim 
of improving visibility at hazardous locations, opening up vistas for the greater 
enjoyment of the scenic features of the highways, and of advancing greatly the usual 
activities of the Department in this kind of work. 

During the past year the Department has acquired a farm of approximately 
90 acres in the town of Sudbury where it is proposed to establish an up-to-date 
nursery for the growing of trees and shrubs for highway beaut ificat ion purposes. 

Many of the trees used at present have been grown in the nursery conducted 
on land at Palmer owned by the Department of Conservation. 

The buildings on the new property are being remodeled to fit the needs of the 
nursery and all trees and shrubs now located in Palmer will be transplanted during 
the coming year. 

State Highway Lighting 

The Department was authorized and directed to provide lighting of a section 
of the Boston-Salem Turnpike in the cities of Lynn and Revere and the town of 
Saugus, by Chapter 447, Acts of 1931, which is as follows: 

"The department of public works is hereby authorized and directed to 
install and maintain a system of street lighting on that section of the state 
highway known as the Boston-Salem turnpike lying between Ward street in 
the city of Revere and the northerly terminus of Fox Hill bridge in the city 
of Lynn, and may make such contracts therefor as may be necessary. The 
installation and maintenance of such lighting system shall serve as a demon- 
stration in respect to the expediency of installing and maintaining similar 
systems on other state highways. All expense incurred hereunder in the 
current fiscal year shall be paid by the commonwealth from item number six 
hundred and twelve of chapter two hundred and forty-five of the acts of 
the current year, and in subsequent years one half shall be paid by the com- 
monwealth from the annual appropriation for the maintenance and repair 
of state highways, and one half shall be paid by the cities of Revere and Lynn 
and the town of Saugus in equal amounts." 
In accordance therewith a contract was awarded for the installation of lighting 
fixtures along the Boston and Salem Turnpike in the cities and town mentioned 
above. This provided for 400-watt lighting units to be erected 250 feet apart on 
alternate sides of the highway. 

Sidewalk Construction on State Highways 
Authority for the construction of sidewalks along State highways was granted 
by Chapter 439, Acts of 1931, which amended section 20, Chapter 81, General 
Laws, as follows: 

"Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as amended in section twenty 
by section twenty-nine of chapter three hundred and ninety-four of the acts 
of the current year, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
twenty and inserting in place thereof the following: Section 20. The depart- 
ment shall from time to time construct sidewalks along such parts of the 
state highways as it determines public convenience and necessity require. 
Sidewalks may also be constructed along state highways and maintained in 
accordance with sections twenty-five and twenty-six of chapter eighty-three." 
In accordance therewith the construction was started on sidewalks on the State 
highway in the towns of Somerset and Swansea. 

Tercentenary Signs 
Under the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Resolves of 1930, the Department 
was authorized to prepare and erect signs and suitable markers, including such as 
may be selected by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, 



40 P. D. 54 

with suitable inscriptions, indicating the ancient ways of the Puritan times and 
the structures or places relating to or associated with the early settlements within 
the Commonwealth. These signs and markers, after being erected, are reauired 
to be maintained by the Department from appropriations made for the mainten- 
ance of highways. 

The locations of these signs and markers were selected jointly by the local 
authorities of the cities and towns and the Tercentenary Commission with due 
consideration as to visibility, proper height and position. A total of 273 tercen- 
tenary signs were erected. During the year 200 of these signs were refmished 
and replaced. 

Regulation of Traffic on Highways during the Winter 1930-31 
As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as am: ended, the Depart- 
ment on Jan. 27, 1931, adopted regulations, and gave public notice thereof, provid- 
ing that no person shall drive, operate or move any vehicle or object which with 
its load weighs more than ten thousand pounds over certain State highways without 
a permit therefor during tre season. These regulations were in effect in the 
following counties during the periods stated: — 

Barnstable County, Feb. 16 to Apr. 1, 1931. 



Berkshire County, 
Bristol County, 
Franklin County, 
Hampden County, 
Hampshire County, 
Norfolk County, 
Plymouth County, 
Essex County, 
Middlesex County, 
Worcester County, 



Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 16 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Feb. 23 to Apr. 11, 1931. 
Mar. 2 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Mar. 2 to Apr. 18, 1931. 
Mar. 2 to Apr. 18, 1931. 



Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 
Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to co-operation between the United States and the states in the con- 
struction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 
approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department 
for the years 1920-1930, inclusive. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachusetts: 

For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 
For fiscal year 

Total 

Federal "Emergency Advance Funds" allotment was made to Massachusetts 
in addition to the above amounting to $1,141,460.00. 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1931, is 

$14,847,422.72.* 

* Includes $1,141,460.00 Federal Emergency Advance Funds. 



ending June 30 


1917 . 










$73,850 94 


ending June 30 


1918 . 










147,701 90 


ending June 30 


1919 . 










958,145 15 


ending June 30 


1920 . 










1,400,078 27 


ending June 30 


1921 . 










1,472,788 83 


ending June 30 


1922 . 










1,096,176 04 


ending June 30 


1923 . 










730,784 03 


ending June 30 


1924 . 










950,448 62 


ending June 30 


1925 . 










1,089,806 22 


ending June 30 


1926 . 










1,099,891 00 


ending June 30 


1927 . 










1,089,055 00 


ending June 30 


1928 . 










1,089,100 00 


ending June 30 


1929 . 










1,088,808 00 


ending June 30 


1930 . 










1,090,077 00 


ending June 30 


1931 . 










1,821,569 00 


ending June 30 


1932 . 










1,813,916 00 


ending June 30 


1933 . 










1,511,244 00 


• • • • • • • • • 


$18,523,440 00 



P. D. 54 41 

Projects to the number of 36 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 
the report of the Department of Public Works for 1929. The total mileage in- 
cluded in the various Federal aid road projects in this state, from the commence- 
ment of work of this character to November 30, 1931, inclusive, is 887,275. The 
mileage in various counties is : — 

Barnstable, 84.318 miles . Hampden, 50.502 miles 

Berkshire, 115.342 miles Hampshire, 43.021 miles 

Bristol, 78.560 miles Middlesex, 79.401 miles 

Dukes, 3.117 miles Norfolk, 71.937 miles 

Essex, 71.782 miles Plymouth, 96.579 miles 

Franklin, 42.498 miles Worcester, 150.218 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects* to Nov. 30, 1930 









Amount of 






No 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


1 


Acushnet-Fairhaven 


. 2.182 


$21,820 00 


$21,820 00 


Work completed 


2 


Hanover 


. 2 . 708 


19,480 36 


19,480 36 


Work completed 


R2 


Hanover 


. 2.615 


39,225 00 


39,225 00 


Work completed 


3 


Malden-Melrose-Saugus . 


. 1.162 


11,620 00 


11,620 00 


Work completed 


4 


Danvers 


. 1.325 


15,460 22 


15,460 22 


Work completed 


5 


Wlndsor-Dalton 


. 3 . 240 


64,800 00 


64,800 00 


Work completed 


6 


Sandwich 


. 1.818 


10,678 02 


10,678 02 


Work completed 


7 


Cummington . 


. 4.659 


86,816 53 


86,816 53 


Work completed 


8 


Athol-Petersham .. 


. 7.016 


90,074 51 


90,074 51 


Work completed 


9 


Saugus . 


. 3.122 


65,472 27 


65,472 27 


Work completed 


10 


Braintree 


. 2.420 


40,554 80 


40,554 80 


Work completed 


11 


Concord-Acton-Littleton 


. 4 . 849 


77,600 87 


77,600 87 


Work completed 


12 


Ipswich 


. 2.173 


21,851 50 


21,851 50 


Work completed. 


13 


Littleton-Groton 


. 6 . 450 


130,504 25 


130,504 25 


Work completed 


14 


Barnstable 


. 3.331 


22,687 65 


22,687 65 


Work completed 


15 


Norwell-Hingham . 


. 4.380 


59,501 75 


59,501 75 


Work completed 


17 


Lynnfield-Peabody 


. 1 . 794 


35,880 00 


35,880 00 


Work completed 


18 


Lunenburg 


. 2.797 


55,940 00 


55,940 00 


Work completed. 


19 


Taunton 


. 2.116 


42,320 00 


42,320 00 


Work completed. 


20 


Tewksbury 


. 2 . 909 


35,211 82 


35,211 82 


Work completed. 


21 


Pittsfield-Hancock . 


. 3.637 


72,483 32 


72,483 32 


Work completed. 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston . 


. 6.426 


88,270 71 


88,270 71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington . 


. 2.123 


31,348 89 


31,348 89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk 


. 2 . 756 


19,527 75 


19,527 75 


Work completed. 


R24 


Seekonk 


. 2.756 


41,340 00 


41,340 00 


Work completed. 


25 


Billerica 


. 0.578 


38,389 77 


38,389 77 


Work completed. 


26 


Greenfield-Shelburne : 












Section 1 . 


. 5 . 134 


102,680 00 


102,680 00 


Work completed. 




Section 2 


. 4.401 


88,020 00 


88,020 00 


Work completed. 


27 


Hamilton- Wenham 


. 1.766 


20,207 27 


20,207 27 


Work completed. 


28 


Lanesborough: 












Section A . 


. 0.990 


19,780 00 


19,780 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 2.690 


53,800 00 


53,800 00 


Work completed. 


29 


Ware .... 


. 2.626 


46,557 55 


46,557 55 


Work completed. 


30 


Brimfield 


. 4.206 


84,120 00 


84,120 00 


Work completed. 


31 


Danvers-Peabody . 


1.107 


22,140 00 


22,140 00 


Work completed. 


32 


Huntington 


. 3.078 


97,163 48 


97,163 48 


Work completed. 


33 


Acton- Littleton : 












Section A . 


2.182 


43,640 00 


43,640 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 1 . 624 


25,847 25 


25,847 25 


Work completed. 


34 


Dudley .... 


. 1.359 


27,180 00 


27,180 00 


Work completed. 


35 


Haverhill-Methuen 


. 4.544 • 


90,880 00 


90,880 00 


Work completed. 


36 


Ea8tham-Wellfleet-Provincet 


own: 










Section A . 


. 10.690 


91,347 85 


91,347 85 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 6.548 


75,935 60 


75,935 60 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


. 8 . 043 


86,130 51 


86,130 51 


Work completed. 


37 


Egremont 


. 1.164 


20,579 07 


20,579 07 


Work completed. 


38 


Peabody-Danvers 


. 2.827 - 


56,540 00 


56,540 00 


Work completed. 


39 


Willi amstown-New Ashford- 
borough: 


Lanes- 










Section A . 


. 0.020 . 


9,123 64 


9,123 64 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 3.323 ■ 


65,980 00 


65,980 00 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


. 4.590 i 


68,850 00 


68,850 00 


Work completed. 


■40 


East Brookfield 


. 1.011 • 


20,220 00 


20,220 00 


Work completed. 


41 


Ashby .... 


. 1 . 250 


22,141 03 


22,141 03 


Work completed. 


42 


Washington . 


2.291 


45,820 00 


45,820 00 


Work completed. 


43 


Leicester 


. 0.638 


12,760 00 


12,760 00 


Work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington-Winds 


or: 










Section A . 


. 1 . 494 


29,880 00 


29,880 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 1.479 


50,183 37 


50,183 37 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


. 3 . 780 


82,915 42 


82,915 42 


Work completed. 




Section D . 


. 3 . 022 


56,801 10 


23,765 54 


Work completed. 


45 


Palmer: 












Sections A and C 


. 1.795 • 


35,900 00 


35,900 00 


Work completed. 


46 


Upton-Hopedale : 












Section A 


. 1 . 672 


33,440 00 


33,440 00 


Work, completed. 



* All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



42 P. D. 54 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 — Continued 









Amount of 






Nc 


». Town or Citt 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


47 


Barre-Oakham 


. 1 . 737 


37,200 75 


37,200 75 


Work completed 


50 


Lunenburg 


. 1 . 763 


35,260 00 


35,260 00 


Work completed 


51 


Mendon-Uxbridge : 












Section A . 


. 1.959 


39,180 00 


39,180 00 


Work completed 




Section B . 


. 2.504 


50,080 00 


50,080 00 


Work completed 


52 


Oxford .... 


. 3 . 208 


64,160 00 


64,160 00 


Work completed 


53 


East Brookfield-Spencer-West Brook- 
field: 










Section A . 


. . 890 


17,800 00 


17,800 00 


Work completed 




Section B . 


1 . 682 


33,640 00 


33,640 00 


Work completed 


54 


Leicester: 












Section A . 


. 0.829 


16,580 00 


16,580 00 


Work completed 




Section B . 


. 2.691 


53,820 00 


53,820 00 


Work completed 


55 


Quincy .... 


. . 549 


10,980 00 


10,980 00 


Work completed 


56 


Stoughton 


. 2.141 


42,820 00 


42,820 00 


Work completed 


57 


Winchester-Woburn 


. 3 . 042 


59,131 31 


59,131 31 


Work completed 


58 


Littleton 


. 1 . 345 


26,900 00 


26,900 00 


Work completed 


59 


Egremont 


. . 784 


15,678 18 


15,678 18 


Work completed 


60 


M iddleton-D anvers 


. 1 . 907 


38,224 70 


38,224 70 


Work completed 


61 


Winchendon-Templeton . 


. 5 . 393 


106,117 44 


106,117 44 


Work completed 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 








* 




Section A . 


. 3 . 009 


60,180 00 


60,180 00 


Work completed 




Section B . 


. 3 . 513 


76,959 91 


76,959 91 


Work completed 


63 


Essex-Ipswich 


. 4 . 489 


89,780 00 " 


89,780 00 


Work completed. 


64 


Norwood 


. 1.065 


21,300 00 


21,300 00 


Work completed. 


65 


North Adams. 


. 1 . 638 


32,760 00 


32,760 00 


Work completed. 


69 


Haverhill 


. 2.657 


53,049 24 


53,049 24 


Work completed. 


70 


Palmer .... 


. 2 . 550 


51,000 00 


51,000 00 


Work completed. 


71 


Wrentham 


. 1 . 846 


36,940 00 


36,040 00 


Work completed. 


72 


Walpole 


. 3.078 


61,560 00 


61,560 00 


Work completed. 


73 


Southwick 


. 6.879 


111,757 95 


111,757 95 


Work completed. 


74 


Becket .... 


. 0.156 


13,095 66 


13,095 66 


Work completed. 


R74 


Becket .... 


. . 189 


10,290 54 


10,290 54 


Work completed. 


75 


Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-New 


bury: 










Section A . 


. 10.207 


207,163 37 


207,163 37 


Work completed. 


76 


Norfolk 


1.447 


28,940 00 


28,940 00 


Work completed. 


77 


Merrimac 


1 . 020 


20,397 73 


20,397 73 


Work completed. 


78 


Burlington 


. 3.761 


75,220 00 


75,220 00 


Work completed. 


79 


Great Barrington . 


. 2.991 


59,820 00 


59,820 00 


Work completed. 


79B 


Great Barrington . 


. 0.028 


8,522 99 


8,522 99 


Work completed. 


80 


Lee: 












Section A . 


. 0.909 


18,180 00 


18,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 0.283 


4,245 00 


4,245 00 


Work completed. 


83 


Pembroke 


. 2.121 


31,815 00 


31,815 00 


Work completed. 


84 


Sterling-West Boylston 


. 3.491 


51,974 04 


51,974 04 


Work completed. 


85 


Dalton-(Hinsdale Road): 












Section A . 


. 1 . 033 


20,660 00 


20,660 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 0.066 


7,120 50 


7,120 50 


Work completed. 


86 


Gay Head 


. 3.117 


40,783 51 


40,783 51 


Work completed. 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 












Section A . 


. 1.056 


21,120 00 


21,120 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 0.038 


5,429 50 


5,429 50 


Work completed. 


88 


Erving ..... 


. 4.537 


67,485 00 


67,485 00 


Work completed. 


89 


Easton: 












Sections A and B 


. 3.540 


70,800 00 


70,800 00 


Work completed. 




Section C 


. 3.840 


62,400 00 


62,400 00 


Work completed. 


90 


Brookfield-E. Brookfield . 


. 1 . 227 


25,324 95 


25,324 95 


Work completed. 


91 


Lowell ..... 


. 0.977 


19,537 87 


19,537 87 


Work completed. 


93 


Wilbraham .... 


. 0.208 


67,506 06 


67,506 06 


Work completed. 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield 


. 7.565 


122,931 25 


122,931 25 


Work completed. 


95 


Westfield .... 


. 0.148 


12,677 08 


12,677 08 


Work completed. 


96 


Rochester- Wareham 


. 4.031 


68,979 93 


68,979 93 


Work completed. 


98 


Sheffield .... 


. 3.052 


61,133 85 


61,133 85 


Work completed. 


99 


Gloucester .... 


. 1.191 


19,353 75 


19,353 75 


Work completed. 


100 


Rutland .... 


. 3.640 


59,150 00 


59,150 00 


Work completed. 


101A 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.297 


4,455 00 


4,455 00 


Work completed. 


101B 


Hinsdale .... 


. 0.858 


24,116 51 


24,116 51 


Work completed. 


102A 


Plainville- Wrentham 


. 3.254 


48,810 00 


48,810 00 


Work completed. 


103 


Adams ..... 


. 0.568 


9,230 00 


9,230 00 


Work completed. 


104 


Milton ..... 


. 3 . 534 


70,680 00 


70,680 00 


Work completed. 


105 


Rehoboth .... 


. 1.438 


28,760 00 


28,760 00 


Work completed. 


106 


Bourne ..... 


. 0.522 


35,002 00 


35,002 00 


Work completed. 


107 


Southampton 


. 2.203 


44,060 00 


44,060 00 


Work completed. 


108 


Lakeville-Freetown 


. 4.583 


71,706 11 


71,706 11 


Work completed. 


109 


West Brookfield 


. 0.066 


10,283 73 


10,283 73 


Work completed. 


110 


Middleborough-Bridgewater 


. . 109 


24,580 87 


24,580 87 


Work completed. 


111 


Braintree 


. 0.371 


7,200 00 


7,200 00 


Work completed. 


112 


No. Attleborough-Attleboro 


. 3 . 278 


65,560 00 


65,560 00 


Work completed. 


113 


Swansea 


. 0.692 


11,245 00 


11,245 00 


Work completed. 


113B 


Swansea-Somerset . 


. 3 . 503 


64,439 74 


64,439 74 


Work completed. 


114 


Lenox .... 


. 2.408 


39,130 00 


39,130 00 


Work completed. 


115 


Plymouth 


. 1 . 680 


25,522 53 


25,522 53 


Work completed. 


116 


Norwood-Walpole . 


. 2.453 


40,878 91 


40,878 91 


Work completed. 


117A 


Chelmsford 


. 1.377 


27,540 00 


, 27,540 00 


Work completed. 


117B 


Ohelmsford-Tyngsborough 


. 4- 625 


89,713 81 


89,713 81 


Work completed. 



P. D. 54 








43 


Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 


30, 1930- 


— Continued 






Amount of 






No. Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 








involved 


received 


Remarks 


118A Brookfield .... 


0.620 


12,400 00 


12,400 00 


Work completed. 


118B Brookfield .... 


0.251 


3,765 00 


3,765 00 


Work completed. 


119A Essex 


0.406 


8,120 00 


8,120 00 


Work completed. 


120A Lakeville 


4.789 


71,835 00 


71,835 00 


Work completed. 


120B Berkeley .... 


0.864 


12,960 00 


12,960 00 


Work completed. 


120C Taunton-Berkeley . 


2 . 758 


41,370 00 


41,370 00 


Work completed. 


120D Taunton .... 


0.862 


12,930 00 


12,930 00 


Work completed. 


121 A Abington .... 


0.947 


17,887 34 


17,887 34 


Work completed. 


12 IB Bridgewater .... 


0.113 


16,568 31 


16,568 31 


Work completed. 


121C Weymouth .... 


2.720 


40,800 00 


40,800 00 


Work completed. 


121D E. Bridgewater-Whitman 


. 2.000 


30,000 00 


30,000 00 


Work completed. 


12 IE Abington .... 


1.088 


14,770 42 


14,770 42 


Work completed. 


122A Barnstable . . . 


0.066 


18,711 51 


18,711 51 


Work completed. 


122B Barnstable-Mashpee 


2.482 


36,349 09 


36,349 09 


Work completed. 


122C Falmouth-Mashpee. 


8.137 


114,307 02 


114,307 02 


Work completed. 


122D Barnstable .... 


. 5.643 


44,860 06 


34,744 16 


Work underway. 


122E Barnstable .... 


. 1.621 


26,313 81 




Work underway. 


123A Southampton 


2.461 


47,155 67 


47,155 67 


Work completed. 


124A Wayland . . 


0.189 


30,296 68 


30,296 68 


Work completed. 


124B Marlborough ..... 


1.626 


$24,390 00 


$24,390 00 


Work completed. 


124C Weston 


1.004 


15,060 00 


14,742 80 


Work underway. 


125A Wareham .... 


3.086 


68,316 11 


68,316 11 


Work completed. 


125B Wareham 


2.761 


41,415 00 


41,415 00 


Work completed. 


127 A Holyoke 


4.136 


62,040 00 


62,040 00 


Work completed. 


127B Easthampton-Northampton 


1.762 


74,258 69 


74,258 69 


Work completed. 


128 A Hinsdale 


0.066 


8,598 63 


8,598 63 


Work completed. 


128B Hinsdale 


0.952 


14,280 00 


14,280 00 


Work completed. 


129A Dighton-Somerset .... 


3.465 


51,975 00 


51,975 00 


Work completed. 


129B Somerset 


4.340 


65,511 29 


65,511 29 


Work completed. 


130A Auburn-Oxford .... 


4.208 


63,120 00 


63,120 00 


Work completed. 


131A Wilbraham 


0.530 


7,950 00 


7,950 00 


Work completed. 


131B Wilbraham . 


1.012 


15,180 00 


15,180 00 


Work completed. 


132A Duxbury-Kingston 


2.123 


31,845 00 


31,845 00 


Work completed 


133A North Andover .... 


0.615 


9,225 00 


9,225 00 


Work completed. 


133B North Andover 


0.771 


11,565 00 


11,565 00 


Work completed. 


133C North Andover .... 


2.670 


35,085 00 




Work underway. 


134A Barre 


1.217 


18,255 00 


18,255 00 


Work completed. 


134B Barre 


1.261 


18,915 00 


18,915 00 


Work completed. 


134C Barre 


1.617 


24,255 00 


24,255 00 


Work completed. 


135A Russell 


0.557 


13,919 60 


13,919 60 


Work completed. 


135B Westfield-Russell . 


3.607 


54,075 00 


54,075 00 


Work completed. 


135C Russell 


3.291 


53,059 55 


53,059 55 


Work completed. 


135D Russell-Huntington 


3.670 


55,050 00 


55,050 00 


Work completed. 


136A Agawam ..... 


1.331 


19,965 00 


19,965 00 


Work completed. 


136B Agawam ..... 


1.515 


22,725 00 


22,725 00 


Work completed. 


136C Agawam 


1.000 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Work completed. 


137A Sheffield 


0.170 


22,710 05 


22,710 05 


Work completed. 


137C Sheffield 


1.532 


22,980 00 


7,189 98 


Work completed. 


138 A Chester .... 


0.097 


10,818 36 


10,818 36 


Work completed. 


138B Chester .... 


4.250 


92,391 53 


92,391 53 


Work completed. 


138C Becket 


2.742 


76,054 36 


48,867 91 


Work underway. 


139A Brimfield .... 


0.103 


6,075 05 


6,075 05 


Work completed. 


139B Brimfield .... 


4.778 


68,916 18 


68,916 18 


Work completed. 


140 A Lenox-Lee .... 


3.519 


52,785 00 


52,785 00 


Work completed. 


140B Lee 


0.057 


26,620 13 


26,620 13 


Work completed. 


141 A Williamsburg 


0.211 


8,880 65 


8,880 65 


Work completed. 


14 IB Goshen- Williamsburg 


5.042 


93,547 40 


93,547 40 


Work completed. 


14 1C Northampton-Williamsburg 


4.146 


62,190 00 


62,190 00 


Work completed. 


142A Fitchburg-Westminster 


3.960 


69,171 34 


69,171 34 


Work completed. 


142B Gardner-Westminster 


3.699 


52,316 73 


52,316 73 


Work completed. 


142C Gardner-Templeton 


4.174 


62,610 00 


62,610 00 


Work completed. 


143 Fairhaven-Mattapoisett . 


3.245 


52,079 86 


52,079 86 


Work completed. 


144A Canton-Stoughton . 


4.306 


64,436 20 


64,436 20 


Work completed. 


145A Ashland-Holliston . 


3.330 


34,645 01 


34,645 01 


Work completed. 


146A Paxton . . . . 


1.783 


26,745 00 


26,745 00 


Work completed. 


146B Paxton-Worcester . 


4.930 


73,950 00 


73,950 00 


Work completed. 


147A Lenox-Pittsfield 


2.349 


35,235 00 


35,235 00 


Work completed. 


148A Raynham .... 


1.657 


24,855 00 


24,855 00 


Work completed. 


148 B Raynham-Taunton 


2.861 


42,915 00 


42,915 00 


Work completed. 


149A Middleborough 


5.586 


83,790 00 


83,790 00 


Work completed. 


149B Middleborough 


0.831 


12,465 00 


12,465 00 


Work completed. 


150 A Littleton-Westford . 


1.985 


29,775 00 


29,775 00 


Work completed. 


150B Westford .... 


2.660 


39,900 00 


39,900 00 


Work completed. 


151 A & B Swansea-Somerset 


0.464 


89,138 06 


89,138 06 


Work completed. 


152 A Dartmouth .... 


1.401 


21,015 00 


21,015 00 


Work completed. 


152B Dartmouth .... 


2.858 


42,870 00 


42,870 00 


Work completed. 


152C Westport .... 


4.634 


69,510 00 


69,510 00 


Work completed. 


153A Southampton-Eaathampton 


1.410 


21,150 00 


21,150 00 


Work completed. 


154 A Sturb ridge .... 


2.503 


37,545 00 


37,545 00 


Work completed. 


155 A West Springfield . 


0.549 


8,235 00 


8,235 00 


Work completed. 


156 A Orange ..... 


1.058 


15,870 00 


15,870 00 


Work completed. 


156B Orange ..... 


2.607 


39,105 00 


39,105 00 


Work completed. 


156C Athol-Orange 


1.544 


28,415 77 


6,218 41 


Work underway. 


157 A Sandisfield-Tolland 


0.644 


34,803 50 


34,803 50 


Work completed* 


R157A Sandisfield-Tolland 


0.644 


5,107 62 


5,107 62 


Work completed. 



44 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 



No. 



Town or City 



157B Sandisfield 

157C Sandisfield-Tolland 

157D Sandisfield 

158A Dalton .... 

159 A Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 

159B Seekonk 

159C Swansea 

160A Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 

161A Brockton-W. Bridgewater 

16 IB Avon-Brockton 

162A Holliston 

162B Milford 

163A Amherst 

163B Amherst 

164A Westminster-Winchendon 

164B Westminster-Ashburnham 

164C Ashburnham . 

164D Winchendon . 

165A Winchendon . 

166 Becket-Otis . 

168A Deerfield 

169A Merrimac-Amesbury 

171 A Chelmsford . 

172A Leominster-Sterling 

173A Cheshire 

173B Lanesboro 

174A Marshfield . 

175A Sandwich 

175B Orleans 

175C Barnstable . 

175D Sandwich 

175E Brewster-Orleans 

176A Plymouth 

176B Plymouth-Bourne 

177 A Chatham 

177B Orleans 

177C Dennis . 

178A Chelmsford . 

179 A Falmouth 

180A Franklin-Wrentham 

1R0B Bellingham-Franklin 

181A Florida-North Adams 

181B Florida . 

181C North Adams-Cla»ksburg 

181D Florida-Savoy 

182 A Lunenburg 

183A Amesbury-Salisbury 

183B Amesbury 

184A Charlton 

184B Charlton-Sturbridge 

185A Buckland 

185B Charlemont . 

185C Charlemont . 

186 Salisbury 

187A Bellingham 

187B Hopedale-Mendon-Bellingham 

188 A Townsend 

188B Pepperell-Groton . 

188C Groton-Pepperell . 

188D Townsend 

188E Townsend 

189A Marion-Wareham . 

189B Mattapoisett . 

189C Marion . 

189D Wareham 

190A Becket . 

190B Hinsdale 

191A Falmouth 

191B Falmouth 

192 A Groveland 

192B Newburyport 

193A Hadley 

193B Hadley . 

194A Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 

195A Mansfield-Norton 

195B Mansfield-Norton . 

19.5C Foxborough-Wrentham 

196A Millburv-Grafton . 

197 Plymouth 

198A Milford-Hopedale-Upton 

199A Newbury 

199B Newbury-Rowley . 

200A. Rehoboth 

200JB. Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 

201 Wilbraham 



Miles 



0.473 
3.038 
0.219 
0.430 
1.899 
2.251 
2.767 
5.453 
3.823 
2.201 
3.315 



1.790 

. 052 
2.100 
0.750 
3.607 
3.776 
2.826 
2.460 
6.043 

3 . 043 
3.397 

1 . 536 
2.718 
4.377 
1.742 
4.533 
0.217 
1.904 
0.927 

2 . 364 
7.858 
5 . 032 
2.948 

.964 
.802 
.219 
.262 
.394 
125 
.889 
.818 
.736 
.362 
.702 
.312 
.922 
.329 
.848 
.623 
1.245 
2.433 
0.421 
2.405 
1.225 
2.502 
3.813 
3.368 
1.627 
0.061 
0.009 
0.582 
1.804 

4 . 554 
1.344 
2.254 
0.307 

5 . 896 
1.752 
1.643 
1.745 
1.985 
2.662 
4.738 
0.960 
2.617 
0.927 
4.440 
6.543 
4.418 
0.303 
4.437 
1.875 
5.690 
1.530 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

32,037 28 
45,570 00 
13,641 74 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
33,015 00 
49,725 00 
26,850 00 
3,787 09 
31,500 00 
42,931 27 
54,105 00 
56,640 00 
42,390 00 
36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00* 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 
26,130 00 
67,995 00 
22,181 26 
23,601 55 
13,905 00 
35,460 00 
106,314 45 
70,543 35 
44,220 00 
48,588 18 
25,838 02 
38,734 30 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 
42,270 00 
41,040 00 
50,430 00 
55,530 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
45,345 32 
42,720 00 
84,345 00 
18,675 00 
35,640 00 
54,688 84 
36,075 00 
18,375 00 
34,650 00 
57,195 00 
50,520 00 
54,509 15 
17,849 72 
2,400 58 
78,792 57 
27,060 00 
68,310 00 
20,160 00 
33,810 00 
45,608 50 
81,094 43 
26,280 00 
24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 
26,852 35 
71,070 00 
17,862 40 
39,255 00 
23,175 00 
66,600 00 
96,288 19 
66,270 00 
163,208 90 
122,566 46 
28,125 00 
86,868 07 
22,950 00 



Amount 
received 

32,037 28 
45,570 00 
13,641 74 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
23,604 74 
49,725 00 
26,850 00 
3,787 09 
31,500 00 
42,931 27 
54,105 00 
56,640 00 
42,390 00 
36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 
26,130 00 
67,955 00 
22,181 26 
23,001 55 
13,905 00 
35,460 00 
106,314 45 
70,543 35 
24,990 90 
48,588 18 
25,838 02 
38,734 30 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 
42,270 00 
41,040 00 
50,430 00 
55,530 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
45,345 32 
42,720 00 
84,345 00 
18,675 00 
35,640 00 
14,907 70 
36,075 00 
18,375 00 

57,195 00 

50,520 00 

9,516 49 



78,792 57 
27,060 00 
68,310 00 
13,966 14 
33,810 00 

81,094 43 
26,280 00 
24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 
26,852 35 
71,070 00 
17,862 40 
39,255 00 

66,600 00 
96,288 19 
66,270 00 
121,066 85 
62,185 37 
28,125 00 
86,868 07 
22,950 00 



P. D. 54 

— Continued 

Remarks 

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Work underway. 
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W T ork completed. 
Work completed. 
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P. D. 54 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 



45 

Continued 



No. 



Town or City 



Hanover-Pembroke. 

Duxbury-Kingston-Pembroke . 

Natick-Welle9ley 

Erving ..... 

Dalton ..... 

Billerica . . 

Billerica .... 

Bridgewater-Middleborough 

Weston .... 

Weston .... 

Milton-Quincy-Randolph 

Becket-Lee .... 

Becket ..... 

Northborough-Shrewsbury-South- 

borough .... 
Framingham-Southborough 
Framingham-Natick 
North Attleborough 
Attleboro .... 
Tyngsborough 
Palmer-Monson 
Dedham .... 

Chester-Huntington 
Canton-Dedham-Westwood 
Marlborough-Northborough 
Foxborough-Plainville-Wrentham 
Egremont .... 
Deerfield-Greenfield 
Williamstown . 

Andover-North-Reading-Reading 
Erving ..... 
Gill-Greenfield 

Erving-Gill .... 
Auburn-Worcester . 
Millbury- Worcester 
Shrewsbury- Worcester 
Foxborough-Sharon-Wrentham 
Uxbridge .... 

Dedham-Westwood-Needham . 
Needham-Wellesley 
Salisbury .... 

Sharon-Walpole-Norwood 
Lakeville-Middleborough . 



No. 



Miles 



2.061 
6.164 
2.066 
3.214 
0.913 
1.898 
0.978 
10.474 
0.186 
1.224 
3.315 
7.192 
2.886 

11.272 

4.398 
4.061 
2.123 
1.455 
0.540 
0.606 
0.738 
3.781 
3.947 
5.109 
5.722 
2.135 
0.337 
1.789 
4.431 
1.425 
5.147 
0.017 
4.809 
2.125 
3.015 
4.314 
4.171 
3.448 
3.653 
2.184 
5.458 
4.119 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

Involved 

44,462 11 
92,460 00 
30,990 00 
48,210 00 
22,152 43 
35,399 86 
14,670 00 

179,296 63 
42,652 01 
18,360 00 
49,725 00 

107,880 00 
43,290 00 

444,715 17 

82,947 44 

101,525 00 

46,890 51 

71,421 53 

236,907 35 

98,900 75 

10,935 00 

62,276 87 

202,012 06 

87,411 93 

85,830 00 

53,375 00 

168,855 58 

44,725 00 

125,109 01 

89,590 80 

162,429 00 

236,449 23 

143,134 13 

219,350 35 

89,151 11 

178,951 92 

128,280 31 

100,412 55 

110,698 82 

43,990 79 

143,527 10 

128,554 30 



Amount 
received 

44,462 11 

30,990 00 
48,210 00 
22,152 43 
35,399 86 



19,385 85 
16,655 12 

87,320 68 
29,534 36 

241,627 87 



39,408 28 

52,496 12 

120,091 29 

22,365 10 

42,535 19 

82,268 29 

67,133 86 

19,823 50 

56,711 93 

23,837 41 



Total 



887.275 $17,547,315 38 $13,705,962 72 



Remarks 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
completed, 
underway, 
completed, 
underway, 
underway. 



Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
PS&E Appr. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Bids received. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
PS&E Appr. 



Statement of Federal Emergency Advance Funds 



Town or City 



Barnstable 

Weston 

Groton-Pepperell 

Newbury-Rowley 

Weston 

Marlborough-Northborough 

Foxborough-Plainville-Wrenth am 

Andover-North Reading-Reading 

Erving ..... 

Total .... 



Amount of Fed- 




eral Aid 


Amount 


involved 


received 


$116,571 15 


$116,571 15 


132,685 22 


132,685 22 


9,516 49 


9,516 49 


62,185 37 


62,185 37 


78,216 94 


78,216 94 


329,743 37 


329,743 37 


286,202 25 


286,202 25 


90,544 85 


90,544 85 


35,794 36 


35,794 36 


$1,141,460 00 


$1,141,460 00 



Bridges 

During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows: 



Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Andover — Bypass over Main Street; two 33-foot spans, steel beam with rein- 
forced concrete slab. 

.Auburn — Southwest Connection over tracks of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; two 45-foot spans and one 54-foot span, steel beam with 
reinforced concrete floor. 



46 P. D. 54 

Auburn — Southwest Connection over Reservoir; one 13-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad; 
three 40-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Blandford — Blotz Bridge, Otis Road over Tiffany Brook; one 21-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Boston — Canterbury Street under Morton Street; one 88-foot span, three- 
hinged steel arch with reinforced concrete floor. 

Boston — Canterbury Street over Stony Brook; one 14-foot span, reinforced 
concrete box culvert. 

Boston — West Roxbury Parkway under tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; two 45-foot spans, through plate girder. 

Bourne — over Back River; 56-foot span, steel beam with reinforced concrete 
floor. 

Canton — Green Lodge Street at Dedham and Westwood lines, over Neponset 
River; 56-foot span, reinforced concrete arch. 

Cheshire — Prout Bridge over Scrabble Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam and slab. 

Chester — Jacob's Ladder over Gold Mine Brook; 26-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Chesterfield — Munson Bridge, Williamsburg Road over The Branch; two 41- 
foot spans, steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Colrain — Jacksonville Road over North River; one 75-foot span, steel truss. 

Dedham — Greendale Avenue at Needham line over Charles River; 55-foot span, 
stone arch. 

Dedham — West Street over Circumferential Highway; one 62-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete rigid frame. 

Deerfield — Cheapside Bridge at Greenfield line over Deerfield River; three 133- 
foot spans, steel deck truss and two 50-foot spans, steel beam; total length 
538 feet. 

Erving — Greenfield Road over tracks of Central Vermont Railroad ; one 35-foot 
span, one 47-foot span and one 50-foot span, steel beam encased in concrete, 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Erving — At Gill line over Connecticut River; one 460-foot span and two 161- 
foot spans, steel deck, spandrel braced arch with supported cantilever ends. 

Erving — Greenfield Road over Moore Street; one 57-foot span, steel beam, with 
reinforced concrete floor. 

Foxborough — Washington Street over Main Street; one 52-foot span, steel beam 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Foxborough — Providence Turnpike over tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; three 41-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Foxborough — Providence Turnpike over Neponset River; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete box culvert. 

Framingham — Worcester Turnpike over Reservoir; one 50-foot span, steel 
beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Worcester Turnpike over Sudbury River; one 70-foot span, steel 
girder with reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Marlborough Connection over Worcester Turnpike and tracks of 
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; two 90-foot spans, steel plate 
girder with reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Under Concord Street; two 50-foot spans, reinforced concrete 
beam and slab. 

Gill — At Greenfield line over Falls River; two 63-foot spans and one 74-foot span, 
deck plate girders with reinforced concrete floor. 

Great Barrington — Upper Main Street over Housatonic River; one 115-foot span, 
steel pony truss and reinforced concrete floor. 

Groton — Paper Mill Village at Pepperell line over Nashua River; eight 20-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab on concrete pile trestle. 

Hingham — At Hull line over Weir River; three 61-foot spans, deck plate girder 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Hinsdale — Washington Road over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; one 
74-foot span, plate girder with reinforced concrete floor. 



P. D. 54 47 

Ipswich — Rowley Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Lakeville — Bedford Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; three 35-foot spans, steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

iLynnfield — Main Street at Wakefield line over Saugus River; one 12-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab. 

^lillbury — Southwest Connection, one 102-foot span over tracks of New York, 
New Haven and Hartford Railroad; and one 80-foot span over Canal of 
Worcester Sewage Disposal Plant; through plate girders with reinforced con- 
crete floor. 

Millbury — Southwest Connection over Blackstone River; two 63-foot spans and 
one 74-foot span, plate girders and reinforced concrete floor. 

Millbury — Southwest Connection over Millbury Street; one 114-foot span, 
plate girder and reinforced concrete floor. 

Millis — Baltimore Street over Charles River; one 42-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Natick — Worcester Turnpike over Brook; one 12-foot span, reinforced concrete 
culvert. 

Natick — North Main Street over Worcester Turnpike; two 45-foot spans, steel 
beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Natick — Worcester Turnpike over Lake Cochituate; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete pile and slab. 

North Andover — State Highway over Cochichewick River; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Wachusett Aqueduct; one 46-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Northborough — Southwest Connection over Hop Brook; one 14-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete culvert. 

Norwood — Providence Turnpike over Neponset River; one 24-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Revere — Revere Beach Parkway over Broadway; one 72-foot span, three-hinged 
steel arch and reinforced concrete floor. 

Salem — Road from Loring Avenue over Forest River; one 11 -foot span, rein- 
forced concrete box culvert. 

Seekonk — Luther's Corner over Runnins River; one 12-foot span, reinforced 
concrete culvert. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Lake Quinsigamond; one 15-foot span, 
reinforced concrete box culvert. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Flints Pond; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab on concrete pile trestle. 

South Hadley — Hockanum Road over Sandy Brook; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete pile trestle. 

Topsfield — Salem Road over Ipswich River; two 24-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Uxbridge — Millville Road over Blackstone River; two 38-foot spans and one 45- 
foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road under tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; one 61-foot span, plate girder and reinforced concrete floor. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road over Emerson Brook; one 14-foot span, reinforced 
concrete box culvert. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road over Ironstone Reservoir Outlet; one 23-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

West Stockbridge — Great Barrington Road over Williams River; one 45-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Westwood — Circumferential Highway over tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad; one 61 -foot span and two 34-foot spans, steel beam 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Westwood — Circumferential Highway over tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad; three 41-foot spans, steel beam encased in concrete 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Williamsburg — Chesterfield Road over Meekins Brook; one 28-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 



48 P. D. 54i 

Williamsburg — Chesterfield Road over West Branch of Mill River; one 35-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Worcester — Southwest Connection under tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; 

two 48-foot spans, deck plate girder. 
Worcester — Southwest Connection under Grafton Street; two 42-foot spans, 

steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures Made or 

Contracted for 

Ashby — Main Street over Willard Brook; one 39-foot span, reinforced concrete 
arch extension. 

Ashby — Townsend Road over Trap Falls Brook; one 13-foot span, stone arch 
extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 43-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 42-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 45-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 13-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Sparks Brook; one 15-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Branch of Walker Brook; one 18-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 22-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Fairhaven — At New Bedford line over Acushnet River; repairs to floor system. 

Millis — Orchard Street over Boggastowe Brook; reinforced concrete slab exten- 
sion of stone arch 11 -foot span. 

North Reading — At Reading line over Ipswich River; two 15-foot spans and one 
29-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and pile extension. 

North Reading — State highway over Martins Brook; one 25-foot span, reinforced 
concrete arch extension. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Assabet River; one 39-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam extension. 

Palmer — Monson Road over Quabaug River; one 50-foot span and two 20-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete arch extension of stone arch. 

Pepperell — South Street over Mill Pond outlet; two 12-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete culvert. 

Rowley — Beans Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 40-foot 
span and two 37-foot spans, steel beam extension to reinforced concrete arch. 

Salem — Loring Avenue over Forest River; one 10-foot span, reinforced concrete 
culvert extension. 

Stockbridge — Bowl Road over Marsh Brook; one 17-foot span, concrete arch 
extension. 

Sturbridge — Southbridge Road over Hobbs Brook; one 10-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab extension to stone arch. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; one 23-foot span and one 25-foot 
span, stone arch extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; one 16-foot span and one 18-foot 
span, stone arch extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; two 40-foot spans, stone arch 
extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Pearl Hill Brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam extension. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates Made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 
Arlington — Pleasant Street grade separation. 

Attleboro — Washington Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad. 



P. D. 54 49 

Ayer — West Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Bellingham — Wrentham Street over Peters River. 

Boston — Viaduct over tracks of Midland Division of New York, New Haven and 

Hartford Railroad, Neponset River, and River Street connecting Neponset 

River Parkway with the proposed extension of Canterbury Street; grade 

separation over Neponset River Parkway; grade separations on proposed 

Clarendon Hills Parkway at Hyde Park Avenue, over the tracks of the New 

York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and Poplar Street. 
Brookline — Grade separations at Cypress Street and at Brookline Village. 
Cambridge — Grade separation at Alewife Brook Parkway. 
Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Williams Street ; over High Street ; and 

grade separation at Circumferential highway. 
Lexington — Grade separation of proposed highway and Waltham Street. 
Lincoln — South Great Road over tracks of Fitchburg Division, Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Littleton — State highway over tracks of Fitchburg Division, Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Manchester — Bypass and drawbridge over Manchester Harbor. 
Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Newton — Worcester Turnpike over Charles River at Wellesley line ; over Quino- 

bequin Road; over Chestnut Street; concrete saddle over Aqueduct; over 

Centre Street; over Parker Street; and over the proposed parkway. 
Pittsfield — Woodleigh Avenue over Smith Brook. 
Pittsfield — Lebanon Avenue over West Branch Housatonic River. 
Pittsfield — State highway over Phelps Brook. 
Revere — At Point of Pines over Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, 

Highway, and private property. Highway underpass under parkway. 
Revere — Beach Street and Hitchborn Road over tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad and proposed highway. 
Revere — Over Parkway near Revere Station and under Parkway near Eliot 

Circle. 
Waltham — Beaver Brook Station, Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Wellesley — Worcester Turnpike over Aqueduct, over Weston Road, over Cliff 

Road, over Boston and Albany Railroad, over Aqueduct at Wellesley Hills 

Village, and under Cedar Street. 
Westfield — Frog Hole bridge over Powder Mill Brook. 
Westfield — Main Street over Westfield River. 
Westwood — Providence Turnpike under tracks of New York, New Haven and 

Hartford Railroad; grade separation of proposed Providence Turnpike and 

connection to Neponset River Parkway. 
Weymouth — Main Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad. 
Winchester — Grade separation of highway and tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Worthington — Huntington Road over Little River; over Mill Pond and over a 

brook. 
Yarmouth — West Yarmouth Road over Parkers River. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Great Barrington' — Cottage Street bridge; examination for condition to with- 
stand traffic as a detour during construction of State bridge. 

Holland — Sturbridge Road over Quinebaug River; one 15-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject 

Billerica — At Wilmington line over Shawsheen River; examination for condition 
of bridge. 



50 P. D. 54 

Cummington — Town Road over Westfield River; examination for strength of 
bridge. 

Boston — D Street Garage of Department; design for strengthening roof beams. 

North Reading — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; re- 
port on strength of bridge. 

Norton — Easton Road over Rumford River; examination and estimate for 
repairs to bridge. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of Chap- 
ter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313 of Acts of 1923 

Ashburnham — Westminster Street over Branch of Nashua River; one 11-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Barre — Old Barre Falls bridge over Ware River; one 42-foot span, plate girder. 

Brockton — Oak Street bridge over Salisbury Brook; one 16-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Chicopee — Chicopee Center bridge over Chicopee River and Canal ; three 94- 
foot spans, reinforced concrete arch over river, and one 40-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam over Canal. 

Conway — Bear River bridge; one 30-foot span, reinforced concrete arch. 

Haverhill — Thompson Road bridge over East Meadow Brook; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab. 

Lee — Silver Street over outlet to Greenwater Pond; one 25-foot span, steel beam 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Montague — Footbridge at Turner's Falls, one 135-foot span, steel truss with 
plank floor. 

Springfield — Parker Street; one 15-foot span, extension to North Branch cul- 
vert. 

Sutton — At Manchaug over Mill Canal; one 14-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Worcester — Mill Street over Tatnuck Brook; one 34-foot span, steel beam. 

Examinations, Studies, Estimates and Reports by direction of Acts and Resolves of 

the Legislature 

Chapter 450, Acts of 1931, Section 8. This section of the Act directs the depart- 
ment of public works "to make surveys and prepare plans and estimates of 
cost of a grade separation by means of an overpass at the intersection of the 
Riverway and Huntington Avenue in the City of Boston." Preliminary plans 
and estimates have been completed. 

Chapter 32, Resolves 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the de- 
partment of public works relative to the advisability of constructing certain 
highways for the purpose of relieving traffic*" The resolve directs considera- 
tion to the following 1931 documents: House 16, 131, 204, 480, 483, 683, 954, 
and Senate 511. The investigation has been completed and the report has 
been filed with the clerk of the house of representatives. 

Chapter 38, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the 
department of public works relative to the construction and improvement of 
certain highways within and near the Metropolitan parks district." The 
investigation has been completed and a report has been filed with the clerk 
of the senate. 

Chapter 51, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for the making and preparation 
by the department of public works of surveys, estimates, plans and specifi- 
cations for the construction of a new bridge over the Saugus River between 
the Point of Pines in the city of Revere and the city of Lynn." The plans 
and specifications have been prepared. 

Chapter 54, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for a study by the department 
of public works relative to the construction of a bridge over the Weymouth 
Fore River." A report has been filed with the clerk of the senate. 

Chapter 56, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the 
department of public works relative to the reconstruction of Fox H^jll Bridge 
over the Saugus River." The report has been filed with the clerk of the house 
of representatives. 



P. D. 54 51 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 716, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 415. 
In 1930 the number of such openings was 335; in 1929 the number was 383; in 
1928 the number was 365. 

The total expenditure during the year was $7,773.97. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1931, inclusive, was $155,861.33. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, and 
for operating the draw and maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 1,700. 
In 1930 the number of such openings was 1,812; in 1929 the number was 1,789; 
in 1928 the number was 1,982. 

The total expenditure during the year was $13,444.24. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1931, inclusive, was $341,424.98. 

Bridge over the Acushnet River between City of New Bedford and the 

Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge, which was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth, was taken over by the Department on June 27, 1930. 

Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings have numbered more than 
2,900 annually. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending Nov. 30, 1930, was 1,069; the number of such openings 
during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 2,564. 

The total expenditure during the year was $22,762.93. 

The total expenditure while in charge of the Department has been $32,828.49. 

Construction of Towns and County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, Acts 
of 1921, by chapter 288, Acts of 1925, and by Chapter 316, Acts of 1928.) 
During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 
towns / cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, 
the length contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns, 
cities and counties: 













Length con- 


Counties and Towns State 


Contributions 


Type of Road 


tracted for 






Town 


County 




(Feet) 


Barnstable County 










Barnstable . 


. $10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 6,150 


Bourne 


. 12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Harwich 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 7,135 


Berkshire County 










Alford 


3,383 22 


1,127 73 


2,255 48 


Stone retread 


. 7,713 


Alford 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,900 


Becket 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


650 


Becket 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Becket 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,000 


Cheshire 




700 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Gravel 


. 1,600 


Cheshire 




. 10,000 00 


5,500 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,633 


Cheshire 




1,000 00 


- 


2,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Clarksburg 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


< 1,050 


Egremont 




3,700 00 


1,850 00 


1,850 00 


Stone retread 


. 6,750 


Florida . 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


— 


Gravel . . 


800 


Great Barrin 


gton 


. 15,000 00 


15,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,600 



52 








p. 


D. 54 


Counties and Towns 




Contributions 




Length con- 




State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road tracted for 


Berkshire County — Continued 








(.reei; 


Great Barrington . 


32,500 00 


32,500 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


_ 


Hancock 


IrOOO 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


750 


Hancock 


1,200 00 


300 00 


- 


Oiling 


. 30,624 


Hancock 


350 00 


200 00 


- 


Oiling 


9,400 


Hancock 


. 25,000 00 


1,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,900 


Lanesborough 


900 00 


450 00 


450 00 


Stone retread 


2,500 


Lanesborough 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


2,070 


Lenox 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Drainage . 


_ 


Monterey 


64,100 00 


14,550 00 


19,550 00 


Bituminous macadam 


! 18,715 


Monterey 


900 00 


450 00 


450 00 


Stone retread 


6,000 


Mount Washington 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


550 


New Marlborough 


2,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Stone retread 


5,600 


New Marlborough 


4,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


. 10,400 


New Marlborough 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Stone retread 


5,011 


New Marlborough 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


900 


Otis . 


2,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,225 


Richmond 


2,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


1,350 


Sandisfield . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


. 9,800 


Savoy 


24,000 00 


- 


8,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


. 5,400 


Sheffield 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and stone retread 


. 7,250 


Stockbridge 


30,000 00 


30,000 00 


— 


Bituminous macadam 


7,895 


Tyringham . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


2,300 


Washington 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 2,200 


West Stockbridge 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


West Stockbridge 


7,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,000 00. 


Stone retread 


. 3,440 


Willi amstown 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Gravel 


1,950 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel and hardpan . 


650 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


300 


Bristol Comity 












Attleboro 


15,000 00 


18,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,975 


Berkley 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 47,300 


Dighton 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


4,225 


Dighton 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Easton 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,720 


Freetown 


4,000 00 


1,400 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,782 


Freetown 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


65,500 


Mansfield 


8,000 00 


10,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,215 


Norton 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,650 


Seekonk 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,750 


Swansea 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Gravel 


2,400 


Westport 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam. 


. 1,500 


Essex County 












Andover 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,762 


Boxford 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Boxford 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Boxford 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,400 


Boxford 


12,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


5,300 


Dan vers 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


340 


Danvers 


2,300 00 


2,300 00 


2,300 00 


Bituminous macadam 


500 


Georgetown 


28,000 00 


5,000 00 


17,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,500 


Groveland 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,800 


Hamilton 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,400 


Ipswich 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


3,850 


Lynnfield 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 \ Bituminous macadam 


5,200 








J 


Bridge and approach . 


- 


Marblehead 


12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,170 


Methuen 


9,500 00 


10,500 00 


9,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,200 


Methuen 


8,500 00 


9,500 00 


8,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,940 


Newbury 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel and bituminous ma 
terial mixed in place 


5,382 


Newburyport 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous material anc 
gravel mixed in place 


I 

2,880 


Rockport 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


825 


Rowley 


17,000 00 


3,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,567 


Rowley 


500 00 


500 00 


- 


Oiling . . . . 


11,000 


Salisbury 


5,000 00 


■ 5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,581 


Salisbury 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous material and 
gravel mixed in place 


2,650 


Saugus 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,325 


Topsfield 


39,000 00 


7,000 00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,772 


Topsfield 


3,000 00 


6,500 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Wenham 


53,000 00 


4,000 00 


13,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,900 


West Newbury 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


Gravel . 


5,295 


Franklin County 












Ashfield 


4,245 00 


600 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


31,680 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 


1,000 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 


1,100 


Ashfield 


5,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


3,800 


Buckland 


7,000 00 


5,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Buckland 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


492 


Charlemont 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Colrain 


6,000 00 


3,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Colrain 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,400 


Conway 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


2,200 


Deerfield 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,850 


Gill . 


2,965 00 


670 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


35,376 



P. D. 54 


















53 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 






Length con- 


State 


Town 


County 




Type of Road 


tracted for 
(Feet) 


Franklin County — Continued 












Gill . 2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 1,637 


Greenfield 






7,500 00 


6,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 1,200 


Greenfield 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 3,700 


Hawley 






1,400 00 


700 00 


700 


00 


Gravel 




925 


Hawley 






1,400 00 


700 00 


700 


00 


Gravel 




. 3,000 


Heath 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


.1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1.800 


Leverett 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,500 


Leyden 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,400 


Monroe 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


New Salem 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




. 18,480 


New Salem 






500 00 


500 00 






Repairs and oiling 




. 4,224 


New Salem 






1,500 00 


500 00 






Repairs and oiling 




. 17,600 


Northfield 






1,925 00 


75 00 






Gravel retread . 




. 1,848 


Northfield 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 1,700 


Orange 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,400 


Orange 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




. 5,000 


Rowe . 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,512 


Shelburne 






8,500 00 


7,500 00 


1,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 3,400 


Shutesbury 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,000 


Sunderland 






14,000 00 


3,500 00 


2,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




. 4,816 


Warwick 






24,150 00 


300 00 






Repairs and oiling 




44,880 


Warwick 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 






Bridge and approaches 


> 


- 


Warwick 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,400 


Wendell 






1,250 00 


1,250 00 






Repairs and oiling 




. 15,840 


Wendell 






3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,800 


Whately 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




. 1,700 


Hampden County 












Agawam . . . 15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 9,800 


Blandford 




20,500 00 


4,500 00 


20,500 


00 


Bridge and approaches 




- 


Blandford 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Grading 




2,850 


Brimfield 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel and tar mixed 




. 3,650 


Brimfield 




300 00 


200 00 


300 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




6,336 


Brimfield 




250 00 


250 00 


250 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




11,088 


Chester 




5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,300 


Chester 




5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Stone retread 




. 2,800 


Chester 




2,500 00 


- 


2,500 


00 


Stone retread 




4,000 


Chester 




3,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Stone retread 




. 6,800 


Chester 




1,000 00 


- 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 




1,200 


Chicopee 




73,000 00 


- 


57,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




17,531 


East Longmeadow 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 




6,800 


Granville 




14,490 00 


350 00 






Repairs and oiling 




29,040 


Granville 




5,500 00 


3,000 00 


5,500 


00 


Gravel 




2,950 


Hampden 




500 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




4,000 


Hampden 




5,600 00 


2,800 00 


5,600 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




3,100 


Holland 




5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,500 


Holland 




700 00 


700 00 


700 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




13,464 


Holyoke 




25,000 00 


25,000 00 


25,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




11,100 


Ludlow 




8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




6,099 


Ludlow 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 




1,900 


Ludlow 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




750 


Ludlow 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,800 


Monson 




3,000 00 


2,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




1,500 


Montgomery 




3,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 




1,900 


Palmer 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 




4,750 


Russell 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Stone retread 




7,920 


Russell 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel 




1,200 


Southwick . 




1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




1,212 


Southwick . 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




200 


Springfield . 




35,000 00 


35,000 00 


35,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




9,500 


Tolland 




4,000 00 


2,500 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,500 


Wales 




1,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel 




1,000 


Wales . 




250 00 


250 00 


250 


00 


Bepairs and oiling 




3,450 


West Springfield 




15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




6,978 


Westfield . 




15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


Gravel and bituminous 
















macadam 




16,266 


Westfield . 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 




2,000 


Westfield . 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel . \ . 




2,500 


Wilbraham . 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




2,600 


Wilbraham . 




2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


Gravel 




4,738 


Hampshire County 












Amherst . . . 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,250 


Belchertown 




1,390 00 


620 00 






Repairs and oiling 




16,368 


Belchertown 




32,500 00 


7,500 00 


10,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




8,437 


Chesterfield 




11,700 00 


1,800 00 


4,500 


00 


Gravel retread . 




31,680 


Chesterfield 




6,150 00 


1,100 00 


2,750 


00 


Bridge and approaches 




- 


Chesterfield 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




600 


Chesterfield 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




600 


Cummington 




945 00 


75 00 






Repairs and oiling 




7,800 


Cummington 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




1,000 


Cummington 




3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel 




1,800 


Easthampton 




11,200 00 


11,200 00 


6,600 


00 


Bituminous macadam 




3,150 


Enfield 




1,475 00 


- 






Repairs and oiling 




11,616 


Enfield 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Repairs and oiling 




8,876 


Goshen- 






1,320 00 


90 00 






Repairs and oiling 




9,400 


Goshen 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




750 


Goshen 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 


00 


Gravel 




800 



54 

Counties and Towns 



State 



Hampshire County- 
Goshen 
Granby 
Granby 
Greenwich 
Hadley 
Hatfield 
Huntington 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Northampton 
Pelham 
Pelham 
Plainfield 
Plainfield 
South Hadley 
South Hadley 
Southampton 
Ware 

Westhampton 
Williamsburg 
Worthington 
Worthington 
Worthington 

Middlesex County 
Acton . 
Acton . 
Acton . 
Arlington 
Ashby 
Ashland 
Ashland 
Ashland 
Ashland 
Ayer 
Ayer 
Bedford 
Bedford 
Bedford 
Billerica 
Billerica 
Billerica 
Billerica 
Boxborough 
Boxborough 
Boxborough 
Burlington 
Burlington 
Burlington 
Carlisle 
Carlisle 
Carlisle 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Concord 
Concord 
Concord 
Concord 



Dunstable 

Dunstable 

Framingham 

Framingham 

Groton 

Groton 

Groton 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Hopkinton 

Hudson 

Lexington 

Lincoln 

Lincoln 

Lincoln 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Lowell . 

Lowell . 

Lowell . 

Maiden 

Marlborough 



Continued 

500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 

20,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 
6,800 00 
4,638 00 

24,000 00 

20,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
6,000 00 
1,500 00 

10,400 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
3,200 00 



2,000 00 
2,500 00 
3,000 00 
10,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,500 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,900 00 

500 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 

900 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,235 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
8,400 00 
2,400 00 

400 00 

333 00 

2,000 00 
1,750 00 

10,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
3,500 00 
3,000 00 
1,750 00 
1,000 00 

14,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 

12,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,200 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,500 00 
2,500 00 

17,000 00 
1,700 00 



Contributions 
Town 



500 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
10,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,000 00 
500 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 
1,200 00 

250 00 

1,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 
3,000 00 

750 00 
1,600 00 

500 00 
2,000 00 

300 00 



2,000 00 

2,500 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,900 00 

500 00 

6,000 00 

4,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

900 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,235 00 

3,000 00 

3,000 00 

8,400 00 

2,400 00 

400 00 

333 00 

1,000 00 
1,750 00 

20,000 00 

12,000 00 
4,000 00 
3,500 00 
3,000 00 
1,750 00 
1,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 

12,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,200 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,500 00 
2,500 00 

34,000 00 
1,700 00 



County 



1,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

10,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

4,000 00 

3,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 
3,000 00 

750 00 
4,000 00 

500 00 
2,000 00 



2,000 00 
2,500 00 
3,000 00 
10,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,500 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,900 00 

500 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 

900 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,235 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
8,400 00 
2,400 00 

400 00 

333 00 

2,000 00 
1,750 00 

10,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
3,500 00 
3,000 00 
1,750 00 
1,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 

12,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,200 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,500 00 
2,500 00 

17,000 00 
1,700 00 



Type of Road 



P. D. 54 

Lenght con- 
tracted for 

(Feet) 



Oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Oiling 

Gravel and tar . 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Stone retread 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

2 Bridges and approaches 

Gravel 

Stone retread 

Repairs and calcium chloride 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Reinforced cement concrete 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bridge extension and bitum 

inous macadam 
Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 
Reinforced cement concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 
Gravel 
Oiling 
Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 
Oiling 

Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 
Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 
Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Reinforced concrete 
Gravel 



10,560 

950 

1,800 

33,264 

5,103 

1,400 

1,050 

500 

1,000 

750 

400 

5,390 

1,200 

3,500 

13,281 

2,950 

3,500 

935 

2,200 

11,101 

1,000 

563 

3,800 

31,132 



76,032 
3,100 
4,500 
2,415 

17,952 
1,500 

11,616 
1,796 
1,500 

21,550 
2,550 
1,500 
2,100 

43,296 

780 

4,000 

3,000 

59,664 
1,080 

32,208 
1,300 
4,500 

47,520 
4,000 

66,528 
4,000 
3,300 
3,600 
3,750 
3,700 
900 
200 



2,500 

46,458 
3,100 
5,300 
3,725 

34,320 
3,000 

41,712 
1,500 
4,200 
3,600 

61,776 

2,000 

700 

2,700 

36,960 

15,840 

300 

1,400 

2,112 

44,880 
3,000 
2,100 
1,000 
3,330 
1,700 



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55 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 




Length con- 


State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road tracted for 
(Feet) 


Middlesex County — Continued 










Marlborough . 3,000 00 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,200 


Marlborough 




4,500 00 


9,000 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,550 


Melrose 




. 12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


Cement concrete 


. 4,053 


Natick 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,550 


North Reading 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 52,272 


North Reading 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


' 3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,000 


Pepperell 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 63,888 


Pepperell 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


. 5,000 


Reading 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,500 


Sherborn 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Oiling 


. 71,280 


Sherborn 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,200 


Sherborn 




10,800 00 


5,400 00 


10,800 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,850 


Sherborn 




1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Shirley 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


10,000 00 


Gravel 


11,690 


Shirley 




750 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


39,072 


Stoneham 




4,800 00 


4,800 00 


4,800 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,200 


Stow . 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


41,184 


Sudbury 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


79,728 


Tewksbury . 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 


Tewksbury . 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Tewksbury . 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel . . . , 


3,700 


Townsend . 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,888 


Townsend 




6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


6,500 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


53,856 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


1.000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,300 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Wakefield 




750 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Bridge and approaches 


— 


Wayland 






12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,180 


Wayland 






2,500 00 


4,000 00 


2,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


48,576 


Westford 






3,000 00 ' 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


4,000 


Westford 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 100,848 


Westford 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,600 


Westford 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Wilmington 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


5,500 


Wilmington 




750 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


20,064 


Woburn 




5,500 00 


11,000 00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous concrete and bi 


- 








tuminous macadam 


3,843 


Nantucket County 










Nantucket . . . 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


- 


Bituminous concrete . 


4,700 


Norfolk County 










Avon . . . 7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,846 


Bellingham 






2,650 00 


1,325 00 


1,325 00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,700 


Canton 






8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,895 


Canton 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,050 


Dedham 






700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Bituminous macadam 


520 


Foxborough 






9,999 00 


9,999 00 


9,999 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,500 


Franklin 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,250 


Franklin 






4,800 00 


4,800 00 


4,800 00 


Gravel 


2,900 


Holbrook 






7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Gravel 


5,350 


Med way 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,614 


Medway 






12,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,170 


Millis . 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,540 


Millis . 






7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


— 


Millis . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


10,560 


Millis 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Milton' 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Needham 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,950 


Norfolk 






500 00 


- 


500 00 


Gravel 


2,400 


Norfolk 






6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


4,964 


Norfolk 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel and oiling 


21,648 


Norwood 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,150 


Plainville 






10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 


5,800 


Randolph 






6,500 00 


6,500 00 


6,500 00 


Gravel 


4,825 


Sharon 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,960 


Sharon 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,800 


Stoughton 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


24,300 


Walpole 






500 00 


- 


— 


Oiling .... 


2,200 


Westwood 






14,000 00 


14,000 00 


14,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,896 


Wrentham 






3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Plymouth County 










Bridgewater . 3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Bridgewater 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


485 


Carver 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous concrete and 
gravel .... 


4,000 


East Bridgewater 


35,000 00 


17,500 00 


17,500 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


9,800 


Halifax 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Halifax 




23,000 00 


11,500 00 


11,500 00 


Bituminous concrete and 
gravel .... 


7,575 


Hanson 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,500 


Hingham 




24,000 00 


24,000 00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


11,620 


Kingston 




6,000 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,100 


Middleborough 




16,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,645 


Pembroke 




10,000 00 


6,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,763 


Plympton 




29,500 00 


8,000 00 


12,500 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


9,590 


Rochester 




6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


4,850 


Rockland 




18,000 00 


9,000 00 


9,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,000 


West Bridge 


water 




5,300 00 


2,650 0Q 


2,650 00 


Bituminous macadam , , 


1,918 



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P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 




Contributions 




Length con- 


State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road tracted for 










(Feet) 


Worcester County 










Ashburnham . 1,250 00 


750 00 


1,250 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 16,896 


Ashburnham 




12,000 00 


7,500 00 


10,500 00 


Gravel and tar . 


7,138 


Athol . 




700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 15,312 


Barre . 






1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Grading 


2,200 


Berlin 






5,500 00 


3,500 00 


5,500 00 


Gravel 


. 1,875 


Berlin 






2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 43,296 


Blacketone 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Blackstone 






700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 17,424 


Bolton 






5,000 00 


1,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,450 


Boylston 






5,000 00 


500 00 


5,000 00 


Repairs and gravel 


. 5,000 


Boylston 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs 


. 37,658 


Brookfield 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


G ravel and tar . 


1,400 


Brookfield 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,520 


Brookfield 






1,400 00 


700 00 


1,400 00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,096 


Charlton 






5,000 00 


2,500 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam. 


2,000 


Dana . 






1,600 00 


400 00 


1,600 00 


Gravel and tar . 


950 


Dana . 






2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 52,272 


Fitchburg 






30,000 00 


30,000 00 


20,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 9,773 


Gardner 






5,000 00 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,250 


Grafton 






1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


983 


Hard wick 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,200 


Harvard 






800 00 


400 00 


800 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 17,424 


Harvard 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 9,240 


Holden 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 24,024 


Hubbardston 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


. 2,550 


Hubbardston 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 42,768 


Hubbardston 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,150 


Leicester 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel and tar . 


. 3,800 


Lunenburg 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 14,450 


Lunenburg 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Grading . 


950 


Mendon 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 28,512 


Mendon 






2,200 00 


1,100 00 


2,200 00 


C ! ravel 


1,400 


Milford 






12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,650 


Millville 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


. 3,100 


New Braintree 




3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,000 


New Braintree 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


25,608 


New Braintree 




400 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,120 


North Brookfield 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


. 2,991 


North Brookfield 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 10,560 


Northborough 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


4,283 


Northborough 




400 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 7,920 


Northborough 




700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Repairs and oiling 


9,768 


Northbridge . 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,250 


Northbridge 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel retread . 


2,600 


Oakham 






3,000 00 


1,500 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,400 


Oakham 






600 00 


600 00 


600 00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,760 


Oxford 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,134 


Paxton 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


850 


Paxton 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


2,600 


Paxton 






1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,048 


Phillipston 






1,300 00 


400 00 


1,300 00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,384 


Phillipston 






4,500 00 


1,000 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,687 


Princeton 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,700 


Princeton 






2,400 00 


600 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


2,700 


Princeton 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


22,704 


Princeton 






300 00 


200 00 


300 00 


Repairs and oiling 


3,960 


Princeton 






1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


2,800 


Princeton 






400 00 


200 00 


400 00 


Repairs and oiling 


16,104 


Royalston 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


11,088 


Royalston 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


4,142 


Royalston 






400 00 


200 00 


400 00 


Repairs and oiling 


13,200 


Royalston 






1,200 00 


800 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


25,608 


Rutland 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


40,664 


Rutland 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


3,250 


Southborough 




1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,900 


Southborough 




500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


35,904 


Spencer 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Grading 


5,466 


Spencer 






200 00 


500 00 


200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


20,064 


Sterling 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


4,700 


Sterling 






12,000 00 


- 6,000 00 


12,000 00 


Gravel 


3,400 


Sterling 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


24,816 


Sturbridge 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


1,650 


Sutton 






10,000 00 


5,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,590 


Sutton 






1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,197 


Templeton 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


6,072 


Templeton 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


18,744 


Templeton 






800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Repairs and oiling 


13,200 


Upton 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,800 


Warren 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel . ... 


2,000 


West Boylston 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,576 


West Boylston 




333 33 


333 33 


333 33 


Repairs and oiling 


8,450 


West Brookfield 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


1,900 


Westborough 




. 10,000 00 


9,000 00 


11,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,150 


Westborough 




. 10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,300 


Westminster 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,100 


Westminster 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,600 


Westminster 




1,600 00 


800 00 


1,600 00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,496 


Winchendon 






700 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Gravel 


2,700 



P. D. 54 57 

Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 

The expenditures during the year in various Counties were: — 

Barnstable, $46,508.93 Hampshire, $215,680.46 

Berkshire, $332,335.04 Middlesex, $404,964.40 

Bristol, $85,430.40 Nantucket, $11,889.89 

Dukes, $10,902.17 Norfolk, $205,054.60 

Essex, $533,236.76 Plymouth, $210,485.70 

Franklin, $177,397.78 Worcester, $343,186.90 

Hampden, $299,317.33 Total, $2,876,390.36 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $10,213.74; Bourne, $630.32; Harwich, 
$34,422.74; Provincetown, $1,242.13. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $2,210.32; Alford, $6,928.01; Becket, $4,876.10; 
Cheshire, $14,800.69; Clarksburg, $1,219.02; Egremont, $4,510.41; Florida, 
$4,875.15; Great Barrington, $21,033.80; Hancock, $26,684.26; Hinsdale, 
$9,943.32; Lanesborough, $5,972.30; Lenox, $11,496.69; Monterey, $63,731.41; 
Mount Washington, $1,828.54; New Marlborough, $10,971.22; North Adams, 
$6,095.12; Otis, $7,305.35; Peru, $23,637.03; Richmond, $3,047.51; Sandisfield, 
$4,876.10; Savoy, $25,702.48; Sheffield, $3,657.07; Stockbridge, $37,396.15; 
Tyringham, $4,869.49; Washington, $4,876.05; West Stockbridge, $14,915.35; 
Williamstown, $2,438.05; Windsor, $2,438.05. 

Bristol County. — Attleboro, $10,087.56; Berkley, $3,499.41; Dighton, $19,- 
738.57; Easton, $18,285.37; Freetown, $4,319.41; Mansfield, $8,114.63; Nor- 
ton, $6,322.80; Rehoboth, $1,364.54; Seekonk, $4,806.57; Swansea, $5,234.46; 
Westport, $3,657.08. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $10,902.17. 

Essex County. — Andover, $249,902.46; Boxford, $27,939.35; Danvers, $2,- 
766.59; Georgetown, $32,357.13; Groveland, $6,095.12; Hamilton, $14,628.30; 
Haverhill, $3,884.09; Ipswich, $7,276.48; Lynnfield, $10,615.64; Marblehead, 
$7,494.56; Merrimac, $4,429.38; Methuen, $21,942.50; Middleton, $3,047.56; 
Newbury, $2,993.72; Newburyport, $883.87; No. Andover, $35,219.91; Rock- 
port, $8,023.92; Rowley, $12,178.38; Salisbury, $7,810.23; Saugus, $11,769.89-; 
Topsfield, $36,215.30; Wenham, $18,181.74; West Newbury, $7,580.64. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $14,921.47; Buckland, $18,894.93; Charlemont, 
$2,435.98; Colrain, $9,099.86; Conway, $3,657.07; Deerfield, $4,870.39; Gill, 
$6,052.48; Greenfield, $21,262.85; Hawley, $3,413.30; Heath, $2,438.05; Lev- 
erett, $1,219.02; Leyden, $2,438.05; Monroe, $2,438.05; Montague, $4,201.44t 
New Salem, $4,876.10; Northfield, $4,738.02; Orange, $2,590.74; Rowe, $2,438.05; 
Shelburne, $10,361.71; Shutesbury, $2,438.05; Sunderland, $13,845.32; War- 
wick, $30,377.47; Wendell, $5,180.88; Whately, $3,208.50. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $20,206.88; Blandford, $24,625.37; Brimfield 
$7,314.67; Chester, $20,316.60; Chicopee, $19,295.19; East Longmeadow 
$3,657.03; Granville, $24,368.38; Hampden, $7,436.06; Holland, $6,287.39 
Holyoke, $29,256.65; Ludlow, $26,763.19; Monson, $3,924.34; Montgomery 
$3,657.07; Palmer, $12,174.97; Russell, $4,266.59; Southwick, $11,780.52 
Springfield, $9,128.91; Tolland, $4,876.10; Wales, $2,789.28; Westfield, $28,- 
729.01; West Springfield, $20,582.81; Wilbraham, $7,880.32. 

Hampshire Count y. — Amherst, $12,068.28; Belchertown, $31,401.80; Chester- 
field, $21,550.50; Cummington, $6,028.08; Easthampton, $13,939.84; Enfield, 
$3,017.08; Goshen, $4,656.67; Granby, $7,314.15; Greenwich, $2,438.05; Had- 
ley, $12,647.15; Hatfield, $2,438.05; Huntington, $2,438.03; Middlefield, $12,- 
534.95; Northampton, $6,095.12; Pelham, $9,153.71; Plainfield, $11,282.40; 
Southampton, $1,219.02; South Hadley, $25,815.99; Ware, $7,314.15; West- 
hampton, $1,828.54; Williamsburg, $6,613.62; Worthington, $13,885.28. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $9,142.69; Arlington, $14,720.69; Ashby, $1,218.98 
Ashland, $5,679.24; Ayer, $10,038.94; Bedford, $5,933.04; Billerica, $11,532.41 
Boxborough, $3,192.88; Burlington, $9,504.78; Carlisle, $10,638.99; Chelmsford 
$8,531.64; Concord, $16,496.90; Dunstable, $4,570.99; Framingham, $15,489.08 
Groton, $12,790.36; Holliston, $21,869.29; Hopkinton, $7,313.84; Hudson 
$4,588.24; Lexington, $10,550.83; Lincoln, $6,887.49; Littleton, $4,864.94 



58 P. D. 54 

Lowell, $15,056.67; Maiden, $16,647.99; Marlboro, $15,299.28; Melrose, $11,- 
213.79; Natick, $4,871.16; North Reading, $6,095.10; Pepperell, $9,749.30; 
Reading, $4,876.10; Sherborn, $15,511.18; Shirley, $10,422.10; Stoneham, 
$13,160.44; Stow, $1,828.54; Sudbury, $3,657.00; Tewksbury, $9,752.20; Town- 
send, $8,386.92; Tyngsboro, $9,746.86; Wakefield, $452.03; Waltham, $1,617.63; 
Watertown, $1,021.83; Wayland, $14,974.27; Westford, $16,306.02; Weston, 
$2,438.10; Wilmington, $8,059.44; Woburn, $8,264.21. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $11,889.89. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $8,261.28; Bellingham, $4,382.70; Canton, $13,181.92 
Dedham, $1,029.60; Dover, $10,628.31; Foxboro, $16,557.68; Franklin, $7,957.73 
Holbrook, $6,347.60; Medway, $23,138.23; Millis, $14,889.58; Milton, $14,336.76 
Needham, $17,895.09; Norfolk, $"12,231.85; Norwood, $6,896.57; Plainville 
$8,074.24; Randolph, $3,124.20; Sharon, $13,754.10; Stoughton, $6,277.46 
Westwood, $14,261.10; Wrentham, $1,828.54. 

Plymouth County. — Bridgewater, $7,381.45; Carver, $6,680.49; East Bridge- 
water, $35,830.44; Halifax, $19,289.44; Hanover, $289.34; Hanson, $14,103.70; 
Hingham, $22,135.32; Kingston, $7,266.51; Marshfield, $8,278.91; Middlebor- 
ough, $12,953.71; Pembroke, $13,287.30; Plympton, $31,144.35; Rochester, 
$9,032.98; Rockland, $15,357.62; Wareham, $3,136.65; West Bridgewater, 
$4,317.49. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,646.76; Athol, $1,908.46; Barre, $454.57; 
Berlin, $6,815.30; Blackstone, $4,292.26; Bolton, $4,834.15; Boylston, $7,314.09; 
Brookfield, $9,917.91; Charlton, $8,564.95; Dana, $4,998.00; Fitchburg, $22,- 
073.42; Gardner, $7,599.04; Grafton, $1,615.63; Hardwick, $4,512.58; Harvard, 
$13,780.22; Holden, $2,391.98; Hubbardston, $11,824.29; Leicester, $9,380.54; 
Lunenburg, $1,822.84; Mendon, $4,188.40; Milford, $11,940.43; Millbury, 
$2,402.67; Millville, $7,782.72; New Braintree, $5,426.43; North Brookfield, 
$3,552.41; Northborough, $3,374.80; Northbridge, $6,343.23; Oakham, $5,400.95; 
Oxford, $604.91; Paxton, $8,914.89; Petersham, $4,935.84; Phillipston, 
$6,762.95; Princeton, $9,238.58; Royalston, $8,164.10; Rutland, $8,048.37; 
Southborough, $2,660.03; Spencer, $6,863.06; Sterling, $31,344.51; Sturbridge, 
$2,438.05; Sutton, $8,864.38; Templeton, $3,377.12; Upton, $5,649.03; Ux- 
bridge, $1,423.62; Warren, $3,636.30; West Boylston, $4,600.66; West Brook- 
field, $3,535.92; Westborough, $23,233.05; Westminster, $7,387.14; Winchendon, 
$8,345.36. 



Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns and 
the allotments or contributions by the State and towns : — 



Counties and Towns 

Barnstable County: 
Brewster 
Dennis 
Eastham 
Mashpee 
Sandwich 
Truro 
Wellfleet . 
Yarmouth 

Berkshire County: 
Alford . 
Becket 
Cheshire . 
Clarksburg 



Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


40 


$4,000 00 


$4,000 00 


78 


7,800 00 


7,800 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


27 


2,700 00 


2,025 00 


67 


6,700 00 


5,025 00 


28 


2,800 00 


2,100 00 


35 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


51 


5,100 00 


7,650 00 


19 


1,900 00 


760 00 


58 


5,800 00 


2,320 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


14 


1,400 00 


2,100 00 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 

Berkshire County - - Con. 
Egremont 
Florida . 
Hancock . 
Hinsdale . 
Lanesborough 
Monterey 

Mount Washington 
New Ashford . 
New Marlborough 
Otis 
Peru 

Richmond 
Sandisfield 
Savoy 
Sheffield . 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
Windsor . 

Bristol County: 
Berkley . 
Freetown . 
Norton . 
Raynham 
Rehoboth 
Swansea . 

Dukes County: 
Chilmark . 
West Tisbury 

Essex County: 
Boxford . 
Essex 

Georgetown 
Groveland 
Merrimac 
Middleton 
Newbury 
Rowley 
Topsfield 
West Newbury 

Franklin County: 
Ashfield . 
Bernardston 
Buckland 
Charlemont 
Colrain 
Conway 
Gill. 
Hawley 
Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 
Northfield 
New Salem 
Rowe 



59 



Miles 

of Allotment 

Road State Town 



32 


3,200 


00 


2,400 00 


43 


4,300 


00 


3,225 00 


30 


3,000 


00 


1,500 00 


35 


3,500 


00 


2,625 00 


41 


4,100 


00 


3,075 00 


52 


5,200 


00 


2,080 00 


20 


2,000 


00 


500 00 


9 


900 


00 


360 00 


85 


8,500 


00 


3,400 00 


48 


4,800 


00 


1,200 00 


37 


3,700 


00 


555 00 


34 


3,400 


00 


1,700 00 


79 


7,900 


00 


1,185 00 


56 


5,600 


00 


'840 00 


77 


7,700 


00 


3,850 00 


25 


2,500 


00 


1,250 00 


51 


5,100 


00 


765 00 


36 


3,600 


00 


2,700 00 


66 


6,600 


00 


990 00 


42 


4,200 


00 


2,100 00 


47 


4,700 


00 


4,700 00 


55 


5,500 


00 


6,875 00 


45 


4,500 


00 


4,500 00 


109 


10,900 


00 


5,450 00 


55 


5,500 


00 


8,250 00 


14 


$1,400 00 


$1,400 00 


13 


1,300 


00 


1,625 00| 


52 


5,200 


00 


2,600 00 


21 


2,100 


00 


3,150 00 


34 


3,400 


00 


4,250 00 


29 


2,900 


00 


4,350 00 


31 


3,100 


00 


4,650 00 


30 


3,000 


00 


3,750 00 


36 


3,600 


00 


5,400 00 


31 


3,100 


00 


3,875 00 


38 


3,800 


00 


5,700 00 


37 


3,700 


00 


2,775 00 


80 


8,000 


00 


3,200 00 


40 


4,000 


00 


3,000 00 


45 


4,500 


00 


6,750 00 


49 


4,900 


00 


3,675 00 


84 


8,400 


00 


4,200 00 


73 


7,300 


00 


1,825 00 


36 


3,600 


00 


2,700 00 


49 


4,900 


00 


735 00 


53 


5,300 


00 


795 00 


38 


3,800 


00 


1,520 00 


40 


4,000 


00 


600 00 


18 


1,800 


00 


2,700 00 


66 


6,600 


00 


4,950 00 


64 


6,400 


00 


1,600 00 


41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 



60 



Counties and Towns 



Franklin County ■ 

Shelburne 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick 

Wendell . 

Whately . 
Hampden County: 

Blandford 

Brimfield 

Chester . 

Granville 

Hampden 

Holland . 

Monson . 

Montgomery 

Southwick 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wilbraham 

Hampshire County 

Belcher town 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield . 

Goshen . 

Hadley 

Granby . 

Greenwich 

Huntington 

Hatfield . 

Middlefield 

Pelham . 

Plainfield . 

Prescott . 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worthington 
Middlesex County 

Acton 

Ashby 

Ashland . 

Boxborough 

Burlington 
. Carlisle . 

Dunstable 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Lincoln 

Littleton 

North Reading 

Pepper ell 

Sherborn 

Shirley 

Stow 

Sudbury . 



Con. 







P. D. 54 


Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


48 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


34 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


55 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


48 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


40 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


83 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


59 


5,900 00 


2,950 00 


66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


73 


7.300 00 


1,825 00 


34 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


30 


3,000 00 


450 00 


101 


10,100 00 


10,100 00 


27 


2,700 00 


675 00 


50 


5,000 00 


3,750 00 


41 


4,100 00 


615 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


115 


11,500 00 


4,600 00 


59 


5,900 00 


885 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


37 


3,700 00 


1,480 00 


28 


2,800 00 


1,120 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


48 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


39 


3,900 00 


975 00 


• 40 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


46 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


38 


3,800 00 


570 00 


39 


3,900 00 


1,950 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


39 


3,900 00 


585 00 


56 


5,600 00 


2,240 00 


50 


5,000 00 


750 00 


43 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


56 


5,600 00- 


2,800 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


23 


2,300 00 


920 00 


33 


3,300 00 


4,950 00 


43 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


37 


3,700 00 


925 00 


50 


5,( 00 00 


7,500 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


42 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


31 


3,100 00 


4,650 00 


68 


6,800 00 


8,500 00 


43 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


62 


6,200 00 


6,200 00 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 

Middlesex County -- Con. 
Tewksbury 
Townsend 
Tyngsborough 

Norfolk County: 
Bellingham 
Medfield 
Medway 
Millis 
Norfolk 
Plainville 
Wrentham 

Plymouth County: 

Carver 

Halifax . 

Hanson . 

Lakeville 

Norwell . 

Pembroke 

Plympton 

Rochester 

West Bridgewater 
Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 

Barre 

Berlin 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Brookfleld 

Charlton 

Dana 

Douglas . 

East Brookfleld 

Harvard . 

Hardwick 

Holden 

Hubbardston 

Lancaster 

Leicester 

Lunenburg 

Mendon . 

New Braintree 

North Brookfleld 

Northborough 

Oakham . 

Oxford 

Paxton . 

Petersham 

Phillipston 

Princeton 

Royalston 

Rutland . 

Southborough 

Spencer . 

Sterling . 

Sturbridge 

Sutton 



61 









Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


. 56 


5,600 00 


7,000 00 




. 70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 




. 40 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 




. 42 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 








40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 








44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 








39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 








40 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 








34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 






. 43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 




. 67 


6,700 00 


a,700 00 






. 33 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 






. 36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 






. 45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 






. 47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 






. 47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 






. 30 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 






. 49 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 






. 39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 




. 75 


7,500 00 


5,625 00 






. 120 


12,000 00 


9,000 00 






. 39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 






. 53 


5,300 00 


2,650 00 


* 




. 41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 






. 37 


3,700 00 


3,700 00 






. 115 


11,500 00 


4,700 00 






. 43 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 






. 70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 






. 19 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 






. 56 


5,600 00 


5,600 00 






. 96 


9,600 00 


7,200 00 






. 77 


7,700 00 


9,625 00 






. 75 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 






. 58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 






. 56 


5,600 00 


8,400 00 






. 67 


6,700 00 


5,025 00 






. 36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 






. 49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 






. 69 


6,900 00 


6,900 00 






. 47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 






. 45 


4,500 00 


1,125 00 






. 66 


6,600 00 


8,250 00 






. 29 


2,900 00 


2,175 00 






. 71 


7,100 00 


5,325 00 






. 41 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 






. 72 


7,200 00 


2,880 00 






. 67 


6,700 00 


2,680 00 






. 68 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 






. 48 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 






. 100 


10,000 00 


12,500 00 






. 72 


7,200 00 


5,400 00 






. 66 


6,600 00 


3,300 00 


. 




■ . 


84 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 



1 
















P. D. 54 


Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Counties and Towns Road 


State 


Town 


'orcester County — Con. 






Templeton . . .62 


6,200 00 


7,700 00 


Upton 












60 


6,000 00 


4,500 00 


Warren . 












60 


6,000 00 


9,000 00 


West Boylston 












35 


3,500 00 


4,375 00 


West Brookfield 












53 


5,300 00 


3,975 00 


Westborough 












57 


5,700 00 


8,550 00 


Westminster 












77 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 



Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $39,103.74 Hampden, $68,811.00 

Berkshire, $116,960.91 Hampshire, $97,917.10 

Bristol, $38,296.95 Middlesex, $102,739.99 

Dukes $3,102.81 Norfolk, $31,884.17 

Essex, $19,151.74 ' Plymouth, $43,641.80 

Franklin, $115,296.83 Worcester, $268,965.42 

Total, $945,872.46 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,285.35; Dennis, $8,257.17; Eastham, 
$4,404.32; Mashpee, $2,820.74; Sandwich, $7,177.69; Truro, $3,102.81; Well- 
fleet, $3,804.74; Yarmouth, $5,250.92. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,061.31; Becket, $7,023.05; Cheshire, $4,519.08; 
Clarksburg, $1,326.27; Egremont, $3,396.89; Florida, $5,857.67; Hancock, 
$3,113.07; Hinsdale, $3,735.16; Lanesborough, $4,929.33; Monterey, $5,970.36; 
Mt. Washington, $3,037.72; New Ashford, $247.99; New Marlborough, $10,- 
228.89; Otis, $5,058.47; Peru, $5,130.59; Richmond, $3,921.35; Sandisfield, 
$9,132.54; Savoy, $6,051.09; Sheffield, $13,374.64; Tyringham, $2,371.44; 
Washington, $5,954.66; West Stockbridge, $3,419.28; Windsor, $7,100.06. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,556.58; Freetown, $5,099.02; Norton, $5,966.95; 
Raynham, $4,882.05; Rehoboth, $11,825.40; Swansea, $5,966.95. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,588.29; West Tisbury, $1,514.52. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $4,656.92; Groveland, $2,603.76; Merrimac, $3,254.70; 
Middleton, $2,893.06; Rowley, $2,448.08; Topsfield, $3,295.22. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $9,302.58; Bernardston, $4,366.39; Buckland, 
$5,207.49; Charlemont, $5,451.60; Colrain, $8,814.81; Conway, $8,082.50; Gill, 
$3,905.64; Hawley, $5,316.01; Heath, $5,749.97; Leverett, $4,122.62; Leyden, 
$4,339.60; Monroe, $1,952.82; New Salem, $7,295.95; Northfield, $7,323.07; 
Rowe, $4,692.19; Shelburne, $5,532.99; Shutesbury, $4,339.60; Sunderland, 
$3,607.29; Warwick, $5,966.88; Wendell, $5,587.23; Whately, $4,339.60. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $9,093.46; Brimfield, $6,130.00; Chester, 
$6,697.45; Granville, $7,919.76; Hampden, $3,851.39; Holland, $3,834.52; 
Monson, $10,372.89; Montgomery, $2,610.57; Southwick, $5,451.62; Tolland, 
$5,492.43; Wales, $2,691.84; Wilbraham, $4,665.07. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $12,530.58; Chesterfield, $6,238.17; Cum- 
mington, $5,316.01; Enfield, $4,041.25; Goshen, $3,037.72; Granby, $5,207.51; 
Greenwich, $4,231.11; Hadley, $6,238.17; Hatfield, $4,990.54; Huntington, 
$4,324.26; Middlefield, $3,932.53; Pelham, $4,095.50; Plainfield, $5,343.13; 
Prescott, $3,715.78; Southampton, $6,075.43; Westhampton, $6,102.56; Williams- 
burg, $4,556.58; Worthington, $7,940.27. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,292.42; Ashby, $6,075.43; Ashland, $4,122.62; 
Boxborough, $2,495.27; Burlington, $3,580.17; Carlisle, $4,665.07; Dunstable, 
$4,014.13; Holliston, $5,424.50; Hopkinton, $7,160.34; Lincoln, $4,339.60; Lit- 
tleton, $4,556.58; North Reading, $3,363.19; Pepperell, $7,377.31; Sherborn, 
$4,665.07; Shirley, $4,990.54; Stow, $4,882.05; Sudbury, $6,726.37; Tewksbury, 
$6,075.43; Townsend, $7,594.30; Tyngsborough, $4,339.60. 



P. D. 54 63 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,556.57; Medfield, $4,339.60; Medway, 
$6,063.56; Millis, $4,231.11; Norfolk, $4,339.60; Plainville, $3,688.66; Wrentham, 
$4,665.07. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,133.13; Halifax, $3,992.75; Hanson, $3,732.24; 
Lakeville, $5,018.06; Norweli, $5,792.41; Pembroke, $4,825.37; Plympton, 
$3,275.33; Rochester, $5,714.37; West Bridgewater, $4,158.14. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,167.44; Barre, $13,007.04; Berlin, 
$4,231.11; Bolton, $5,749.97; Boylston, $4,448.09; Brookfield, $4,185.51; Charl- 
ton, $11,605.08; Dana, $4,665.07; Douglas, $7,267.74; East Brookfield, $2,061.31; 
Hardwick, $10,290.18; Harvard, $6,075.43; Holden, $8,249.11; Hubbardston, 

1,618.94; Lancaster, $6,292.42; Leicester, $6,075.44; Lunenburg, $7,268.83; 



North Brookfield, $7,625.15; 
Oxford, $7,074.35; Paxton, 



Mendon, $3,905.64; New Braintree, $5,316.01 

Northborough, $5,099.03; Oakham, $4,553.93 

$3,247.06; Petersham, $7,702.78; Phillipston, $4,751.08; Princeton, $7,811.28; 

Royalston, $7,268.82; Rutland, $7,377.32; Southborough , $5,207.52; Spencer, 

$9,438.62; Sterling, $7,573.43; Sturbridge, $6,459.52; Sutton, $9,106.80; Tem- 

pleton, $6,760.41; Upton, $4,354.71; Warren, $6,200.89; West Boylston, $3,797.15; 

West Brookfield, $5,802.64; Westborough, $5,918.84; Westminster, $8,353.73. 

Contracts for the Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 

in Anticipation of Appropriations 

In Nov., 1931, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the 
provisions of Section 27, Chapter 29, General Laws, as amended, for work to be 
done in various localities, preliminary to the making of contracts involving the 
expenditure by the Commonwealth of not exceeding $2,370,000 for construction 
and $1,300,000 for reconstruction, these amounts being twenty-five per cent of 
the appropriations of $9,480,000 and $5,200,000, respectively, for the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1931. The construction appropriation includes the sum of $7,000,- 
000 under the provisions of Chapter 122 of the Acts of 1931. The making of these 
contracts as aforesaid was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 4, 1931. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, as amended 
by Chapter 454, Acts of 1931, the following contracts were entered into: — 

Revere. — Dec. 17, 1930, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for 
constructing a steel and concrete bridge with approaches in the vicinity of the 
intersection of Broadway and Revere Beach Parkway in Revere, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $151,556.35. Work 
completed Aug. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $164,556.25. 

Canton-Dedham-W estwood. — July 21, 1931, contract made with the Lee Con- 
struction Co., Inc., of Boston, for constructing two bridges over the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company in Westwood, and about 20,854 feet 
of State highway in Canton, Dedham and Westwood, the surface except over the 
bridges consisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridges con- 
sisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $326,097.40. Work 
about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, $165,532.99. 

Dedham-Westwood-Needham. — Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with the John 
Iafolla Construction Company, of Dedham, for constructing about 18,227 feet 
of State highway in Dedham, Westwood and Needham, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $331,155.20. Work just com- 
menced. Expenditure during 1931, $18,595.25. 

Boston. — Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with John F. Kennedy & Company, of 
Somerville, for constructing a bridge at Morton Street, and about 11,142 feet of 
highway on Canterbury Street, new location and Lawn Street, the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, the surface of the highway consist- 
ing of sections of bituminous macadam and" sheet asphalt. The proposal amounted 
to $382,199.55. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $9,054.28. 

Br ookline- Boston. — Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Co., 
of Saugus, for constructing about 14,330 feet of parkway or boulevard in Brookline 
and Boston, the surface consisting of sections of bituminous macadam and sheet 
asphalt. The proposal amounted to $465,260.65. Work not yet commenced. 



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Distribution of a Certain Proportion of the Gas Tax, as Provided under 

Chapter 122, Sect. 4, Acts of 1931 

Distribution as follows : — 

Abington, $2,614.76; Acushnet, $1,542.71; Adams, $5,386.41; Agawam, 
$3,320.75; Amesbury, $5,098.79; Amherst, $4,052.88; Andover, $7,635.10; Ar- 
lington, $19,741.45; Athol, $4,523.54; Attleboro, $10,066.83; Auburn, $2,274.84; 
Avon, $889.02; Ayer, $1,438.12; Barnstable, $7,347.48; Belmont, $12,341.68; 
Beverly, $16,708.33; Billerica, $3,765.26; Blackstone, $1,228.94; Boston, $678,- 
452.26; Bourne, $3,163.86; Braintree, $8,445.68; Bridgewater, $2,823.94; Brock- 
ton, $29,991.32; Brookline, $53,498.03; Cambridge, $68,846.68; Canton, $3,582.22 
Chatham., $1,778.04; Chelmsford, $3,425.34; Chelsea, $22,774.58; Chicopee, 
$20,813.50; Clinton, $6,458.46; Cohasset, $3,425.34; Concord, $3,320.75; Dal- 
ton, $2,562.47; Danvers, $4,837.31; Dartmouth, $4,418.95; Dedham, $8,733.30; 
Deerfield, $1,830.33; Dighton, $1,778.04; Dover, $1,281.23; Dracut, $2,065.66; 
Dudley, $1,830.33; Duxbury, $2,222.55; E. Bridgewater, $2,091.81; E. Long- 
meadow, $1,359.68; Easthampton, $5,595.59; Easton, $2,431.73; Edgartown, 
$1,568.86; Erving, $1,045.91; Everett, $25,441.63; Fairhaven, $4,758.87; Fall 
River, $56,374.27; Falmouth, $6,902.97; Fitchburg, $22,068.59; Foxborough, 
$2,222.55; Framingham, $12,943.07; Franklin, $3,582.22; Gardner, $9,988.39; 
Gay Head, $52.30; Gloucester, $13,649.06; Gosnold, $418.36; Grafton, $2,039.51; 
Great Barrington, $4,262.06; Greenfield, $10,615.93; Groton, $1,647.30; Ham- 
ilton, $1,908.78; Hanover, $1,333.53; Harwich, $1,804.19; Haverhill, $24,395.73; 
Hingham, $4,915.75; Holbrook, $1,464.27; Holyoke, $42,149.96; Hopedale, 
$2,117.96; Hudson, $3,268.45; Hull, $5,543.30; Ipswich, $2,928.53; Kingston, 
$1,542.71; Lawrence, $49,052.93; Lee, $2,196.40; Lenox, $2,300.99; Leominster, 
$10,328.31; Lexington, $6,458.46; Longmeadow, $3,529.93; Lowell, $48,843.75; 
Ludlow, $3,843.70; Lynn, $50,830.97; Lynnfield, $1,098.20; Maiden, $25,807.70; 
Manchester, $4,262.06; Mansfield, $3,137.71; Marblehead, $6,615.35; Marion, 
$1,621.15; Marlborough, $6,929.12; Marshfield, $2,144.11; Mattapoisett, $1,- 
281.23; Maynard, $3,006.98; Medford, $26,749.01; Melrose, $12,550.86; Me- 
thuen, $8,576.42; Middleborough, $3,634.52; Milford, $5,883.21; Millbury, 
$2,353.29; Millville, $732.13; Milton, $12,707.74; Montague, $5,151.08; Nahant, 
$1,699.60; Nantucket, $3,660.67; Natick, $6,196.99; Needham, $7,086.00; New 
Bedford, $67,591.59; Newburyport, $5,569.44; Newton, $51,092.45; North 
Adams, $11,374.21; North Andover, $3,634.52; No. Attleboro, $4,235.91; North- 
ampton, $11,583.40; Northbridge, $4,549.69; Norwood, $9,962.24; Oak Bluffs, 
$1,568.86; Orange, $2,379.43; Orleans, $1,255.09; Palmer, $4,575.83; Peabody, 
$9,648.47; Pittsfield, $24,787.94; Plymouth, $10,432.90; Provincetown, $1,699.60; 
Quincy, $45,967.51; Randolph, $2,248.70; Reading, $5,543.30; Revere, $14,- 
904.14; Rockland, $3,556.08; Rockport, $2,065.66; Russell, $1,647.30; Salem, 
$21,127.28; Salisbury, $1,307.38; Saugus, $5,203.38; Scituate, $4,131.32; See- 
konk, $1,699.60; Sharon, $2,196.40; Shrewsbury, $2,902.39; Somerset, $4,209.77; 
Somerville, $45,183.09: South Hadley, $3,765.26; Southbridge, $5,700.18; Spring- 
field, $109,297.05; Stockbridge, $1,830.33; Stoneham, $4,706.57; Stoughton, 
$3,712.96; Swamspcott, $8,707.16; Taunton, $16,106.93; Tisbury, $1,882.63; 
Uxbridge, $3,085.42; Wakefield, $8,445.68; Walpole, $5,386.41; Waltham, 
$20,525.88; Ware, $3,059.27; Wareham, $4,392.80; Watertown, $19,427.68; Way- 
land, $1,882.63; Webster, $5,020.34; Wellesley, $10,668.23; Wenham, $1,202.79; 
W. Springfield, $10,642.08; Westfield, $8,811.75; Westford, $1,778.04; Weston, 
$2,954.68; Westport, $2,300.99; Westwood, $1,490.41; Weymouth, $15,008.73; 
Whitman, $3,399.19; Williamstown, $2,614.76; Wilmington, $1,464.27; Win- 
chendon, $2,588.61; Winchester, $10,197.57; Winthrop, $8,968.63; Woburn, 
$8,053.47; Worcester, $124,044.30. Total, $2,^00,000.00. 

Additional Amounts Paid from Gas Tax in Accordance with Provisions 
of Chapter 122, Section 4, Acts of 1931 

Distribution to towns eligible for aid under the provisions of section 26, chapter 
81, Revised Laws, as amended as follows: — 

Acton, $1,450.00; Alford, $475.00; Ashburnham, $1,875.00; Ashby, $1,400.00; 
Ashfield, $2,000.00; Ashland, $950.00; Barre, $3,000.00; Becket, $1,450.00; 
Bedford, $875.00; Belchertown, $2,875.00; Bellingham, $1,050.00;. Berkley, 



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$1,050.00; Berlin, $975.00; Bernardston, $1,000.00; Blandford, $2,075.00; Bol- 
ton, $1,325.00; Boxborough, $575.00; Boxford, $1,300.00; Boylston, $1,025.00; 
Brewster, $1,000.00; Brimfield, $1,475.00; Brookfield, $925.00; Buckland, 
$1,125.00; Burlington, $825.00; Carlisle, $1,075.00; Carver, $1,675.00; Charle- 
mont, $1,225.00; Charlton, $2,875.00; Cheshire, $1,050.00; Chester, $1,650.00; 
Chesterfield, $1,475.00; Chilmark, $350.00; Clarksburg, $350.00; Cclrain, 
$2,100.00; Conway, $1,825.00; Cummington, $1,225.00; Dana, $1,075.00; Den- 
nis, $1,950.00; Douglas, $1,750.00; Dunstable, $925.00; E. Brookfield, $475.00; 
Eastham, $1,025.00; Egremont, $800.00; Enfield, $925.00; Essex, $525.00; Flor- 
ida, $1,075.00; Freetown, $1,175.00; Georgetown, $850.00; Gill, $900.00; Goshen, 
$700.00; Granby, $1,200.00; Granville, $1,825.00; Greenwich, $975.00; Grove- 
land, $725.00; Hadley, $1,450.00; Halifax, $825.00; Hampden, $850.00; Hancock, 
$750.00; Hanson, $900.00; Hardwick, $2,400.00; Harvard, $1,400.00; Hatfield, 
$1,150.00; Hawley, $1,225.00; Heath, $1,325.00; Hinsdale, $875.00; Holden, 
$1,925.00; Holland, $750.00; Holliston, $1,250.00; Hopkinton, $1,650.00; Hub- 
bardston, $1,875.00; Huntington, $1,000.00; Lakeville, $1,125.00; Lancaster, 
$1,450.00; Lanesborough, $1,025.00; Leicester, $1,400.00; Leverett, $950.00; 
Leyden, $1,000.00; Lincoln, $1,000.00; Littleton, $1,050.00; Lunenburg, $1,- 
675.00; Mashpee, $675.00; Medfield, $1,000.00; Medway, $1,100.00; Mendon, 
$900.00; Merrimac, $775.00; Middlefield, $950.00; Middleton, $750.00; Millis, 
$975.00; Monroe, $450.00; Monson, $2,525.00; Monterey, $1,300.00; Mont- 
gomery, $675.00; Mt. Washington, $500.00; New Ashford, $225.00; New Brain- 
tree, $1,225.00; N. Marlborough, $2,125.00; New Salem, $1,600.00; Newbury, 
$900.00; Norfolk, $1,000.00; No. Brookfield, $1,725.00; No. Reading, $775.00; 
Northborough, $1,175.00; Northfield, $1,650.00; Norton, $1,400.00; Norwell, 
$1,175.00; Oakham, $1,125.00; Otis, $1,200.00; Oxford, $1,650.00; Paxton, 
$725.00; Pelham, $975.00; Pembroke, $1,175.00; Pepperell, $1,700.00; Peru, 
$925.00; Petersham, $1,775.00; Phillipston, $1,025.00; Plainfield, $1,225.00; 
Plainville, $850.00; Plympton, $750.00; Prescott, $975.00; Princeton, $1,800.00; 
Raynham, $1,125.00; Rehoboth, $2,725.00; Richmond, $850.00; Rochester, 
$1,225.00; Rowe, $1,025.00; Rowley, $775.00; Roylston, $1,675.00; Rutland, 
$1,700.00; Sandisfield, $1,975.00; Sandwich, $1,675.00; Savoy, $1,400.00; Shef- 
field, $1,925.00; Shelburne, $1,200.00; Sherborn, $1,075.00; Shirley, $1,150.00; 
Shutesbury, $1,000.00; Southampton, $1,400.00; Southborough, $1,200.00; 
Southwick, $1,250.00; Spencer, $2,175.00; Sterling, $1,800.00; Stow, $1,125.00; 
Sturbridge, $1,650.00; Sudbury, $1,550.00; Sunderland, $850.00; Sutton, $2,100.00 
Swansea, $1,375.00; Templeton, $1,550.00; Tewksbury, $1,400.00; Tolland, 
$1,025.00; Topsfield, $950.00; Townsend, $1,750.00; Truro, $700.00; Tyngs- 
borough, $1,000.00; Tyringham, $625.00; Upton, $1,500.00; Wales, $625.00; 
Warren, $1,500.00; Warwick, $1,375.00; Washington, $1,275.00; Wellfleet, 
$875.00; Wendell, $1,200.00; W. Boylston, $875.00; W. Bridgewater, $975.00; 
W. Brookfield, $1,325.00; W. Newbury, $925.00; W. Stockbridge, $900.00; W. 
Tisbury, $325.00; Westborough, $1,425.00; Westhampton, $1,250.00; West- 
minster, $1,925.00; Whately, $1,000.00; Wilbraham, $1,075.00; Willamsburg, 
$1,075.00; Windsor, $1,650.00; Worthington, $1,825.00; Wrentham, $1,075.00; 
Yarmouth, $1,275.00. Total, $220,750.00. 

Permits to Common Carriers of Passengers by Motor Vehicles 
In accordance with sections 48A and 48B, chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 

amends chapter 159, General Laws, 72 permits were granted during the year. 
No permits were granted after September 6, 1931, when Chapter 409 of the 

&cts of that year, relieving the Department from jurisdiction in such matters, 

became effective. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 
In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33, inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within the public view of any highway, public park or reser- 



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vation, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and regula- 
tions, superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force during the 
present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 30 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by the 
use of outdoor signs. 

Of 287 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
222 permits have been granted; and 66 permits were granted on applications filed 
previous to 1931. Sixty applications for the erection of new signs were not ap- 
proved because the locations were in violation of the rules and regulations adopted 
Jan. 24, 1924; and 17 applications for permits were cancelled. 

Of 3,818 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire June 
30, 1931, 2,908 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; and 864 
requested that permits be cancelled. The number of renewal applications ap- 
proved, to be in force, until June 30, 1932, was 2,909. The total number of per- 
mits in force Nov. 30, 1931, was 3,031. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1931, were $14,278.20 and the expenditures were $19,061.97. 

The Removal of Signs. — The "Sign Patrol" consisting of small trucks com- 
pletely equipped for the work, have removed 30,000 signs during the year in addi- 
tion to 5,000 removed by other agents of the Department, under authority of 
section 30- A, chapter 93, General Laws, from within the highways and from private 
property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the Gen- 
eral Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc., and others, as complainants enjoining 
and restraining the Commissioners, constituting the Department of Public Works, 
for the Commonwealth, until the further order of the Court, from proceeding in 
any way against them for any alleged failure to comply with the Rules and Regu- 
lations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs and other devices, 
promulgated under date of Jan. 24, 1924. This injunction is still in force and will 
be until the case is settled in Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Lexington, Winchester, Winthrop, 
Brookline, Belmont, Cohasset, Norwood. 



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Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1930, to Nov. 30, 1931 



Town or City 



Contractor 



Abington-Brockton 
Agawam 

Amesbury, Haver- 
hill, Merrimac . 
Amherst 

Andover-No. Read- 
ing & Reading . 
Arlington 
Ashburnham 
Ashby 
Attleboro 
Auburn & Wore. . 
Avon . 
Barnstable 
Barnstable . 
Barnstable . 
Becket . 
Belchertown 
Bellingham, Men- 
don . 
Bernardston 
Billerica 
Blandford 
Boston 

Boston-Brookline . 
Bourne 

Bourne & Plymouth 
Boxford 
Bridgewater 
Brockton 
Brookfield 
C anton-Dedh am , 

Westwood . 
Canton 
Carlisle 
Charlton 
Cheshire 

Chester & Hunting- 
ton . 
Chesterfield & Wil- 
liamsburg 
Chicopee 
Chilmark & W. Tis- 

bury 
Concord 
Duxbury, Kingston, 

Pembroke 
Concord 
Danvers 

Dedham & West- 
wood 
Dedham Westwood, 

Needham . 
Deerfield & Green- 
field 
Dighton 
E. Bridgewater 
Easton 
Egremont 
Erving . 
Erving-Gill . 
Erving-Gill . 
Foxboro 

Foxboro-Wrentham 
Plainville-N. At- 
tleboro 
Foxboro-Wrentham 

Walpole-Sharon 
Framingham 
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tick . 
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borough 
Freetown 
Gardner 



Corrado & Lepora Const. Co. 
Lane Const. Co. 



P. J. Holland . 
Roy M. Wright 

P. J. Holland . 

G. Rotundi & Son . 

A. Pallatto 

A. Pallatto 

Perini & Ampollini . 

Carlo Bianchi . 

Arute Bros. 

Lane Const. Corp. . 

Lane Const. Corp. . 

Lane Const. Corp. 

Bertolini Bros. 

A. H. Newell Co. . 

G. Bonazolli 
Warner & Goodwin . 
R. G. Watkins 
Eng. S. & C. Co. 
J. F. Kennedy Co. . 
McDonough Co. 
Atwood-Thomas Co. 
A. D. Bridge's Sons . 
A. Susi & Co. . 
Powers Bros. . 
Powers Bros. . 
Frank & Frank C. Co. 

Lee Const. Co., Inc. 
J. F. Kennedy Co. . 
A. Pallatto 
Perini & Ampollini . 
Lane Const. Corp. 

Fitchburg Cone. Const. C 

Warner Bros. & Goodwin 
D. O'Connell's Sons 

M. F. Roach & Sons 
Greenough C. Co. 



Eastern Contracting Co., Inc. 
Greenough Const. Co. 
J. J. Watkins .. 

J. Iafolla Const. Co. 

J. Iafolla Const. Co. 



D. O'Connell's Sons 

E. L. Canedy . 
D. J. Roach 
Arute Bros., Inc. 
Bertolini Bros. 
Lawton Const. Co. 
Simpson Bros. 
McClintic Marshall 
Arute Bros. 



D. V. Frione . 

State Const. Co. 
B. Perini & Sons 

B. Perini & Sons 

B. Perini & Sons 

A. Thomas Const. Co. 

Frank & Frank Const. Co. 



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09 

09 
08 
15 
08 
09 
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08 

11 
08 

07^ 

06 
13 
10 



P. D. 54 



69 







Contract Prices Dec. 


L, 1930, to 


Nov. 


30, 1931 








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70 


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16 00 


35 


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35 


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38 00 


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32 


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55 00 


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70 


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75 


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1 80 


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65 


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45 


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60 


1 50 


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16 00 


26 


1 95 


48 


36 


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1 30 


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70 


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35 00 


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50 


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1 00 


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55 


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60 00 


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50 


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44 


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50 


- 


80 


1 10 


1 73 


2 50 


- 


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60 00 


15 00 


35 


2 40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


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- 


- 


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45 00 


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35 


2 10 


50 


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45 


80 


70 


1 10 


1 50 


2 25 


50 


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45 00 


- 


40 


3 00 


60 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


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2 00 


45 00 


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75 


1 95 


40 


40 


45 


70 


80 


1 00 


1 50 


2 30 


50 


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45 00 


19 00 


42 


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33 


45 


- 


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60 


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45 00 


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35 


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55 


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60 00 


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65 


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50 


- 


45 


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95 


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50 00 


18 00 


55 


2 35 


41 


- 


45 


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1 00 


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1 90 


3 20 


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55 00 


22 00 


50 


3 00 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


50 


_ 


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18 00 


60 


1 77 


50 


40 


50 


75 


- 


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40 


_ 


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60 


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1 25 


1 50 


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60 


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30 


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45 


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90 


1 50 


1 75 


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60 


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55 


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45 


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50 


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55 00 


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60 


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45 


40 


45 


70 


80 


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35 


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90 


1 30 


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45 


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17 00 


50 


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42 


50 


55 


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1 00 


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14 08 


55 


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85 


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60 


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43 


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60 


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1 00 


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55 00 


18 00 


37 


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60 


45 


50 


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90 


1 25 


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3 00 


60 


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40 


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40 


- 


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3 00 


4 00 


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80 


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75 


90 


1 25 


1 75 


2 75 


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60 00 


17 00 


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60 


— 


— 


— 


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19 00 


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— 


— 


90 


— 


— 


— 


50 


- 


45 00 


20 00 


50 


2 75 


40 


40 


45 


80 


80 


1 25 


1 75 


2 80 


50 


- 


40 00 


22 00 


36 


2 40 


40 


40 


45 


80 


80 


1 15 


1 65 


2 65 


_ 


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50 00 


16 75 


40 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


55 


2 15 


50 


40 


45 


65 


75 


- 


1 45 


- 


45 


- 


45 00 


16 90 


37 


2 50 


45 


50 


50 


85 


1 00 


1 40 


1 80 


_ 


45 


_ 


55 00 


22 50 


55 


- 


- 


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- 


- 


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50 


- 


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55 


2 90 


45 








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70 P. D. 54 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1930, to Nov. 30, 1931 — Continued 



1 






Excav 


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(5s ~6 


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Georgetown . 


J. E. Watkins .... 


$0 25 


$0 35 


$1 70 


$0 75 


$17 00 


$0 07 * 




Gill-Greenfield 


Kelleher Corp. 


60 


30 


60 


1 00 


16 00 


081 


- 


Grafton 


G. Bonozzoli .... 


40 


- 


2 00 


90 


18 00 


10 


- 


Gt. Barrington 


A. G. Bianchi Const. Co. . 


30 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Gt. Barrington 


F. T. Ley & Co., Inc. 


1 32 


39 


2 00 


79 


10 00 


14* 


$8 75 


Groton & Pepperell 


D. &. C. Const. Co. 


30 


35 


30 


50 


15 00 


08 


- 


Hadley 


Lane Const. Corp. . 


35 


- 


2 00 


50 


18 00 


08 


- 


Halifax-Plympton 


M. F. Roach & Sons 


37 


37 


37 


1 00 


20 00 


15 


- 


Hamilton 


R. G. Watkins & Son 


30 


45 


2 00 


90 


14 00 


08 


- 


Hancock 


A. Pallatto .... 


65 


60 


3 00 


50 


20 00 


09 


- 


Hanson 


Arute Bros. .... 


35 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


08 


- 


Harwich 


Lane Const. Co. 


20 * 


20 


20 


75 


25 00 


16 


- 


Hingham 


T. Whalen & Sons . 


40 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


14 00 


07 


7 00 


Hingham 


Bradford Weston 


30 


- 


1 00 


85 


18 00 


07* 


- 


Hingham-Hull 


Waterbury Rd. C. Co. 


- 


65 


6 00 


1 00 


18 00 


07* 


- 


Hinsdale 


Lee Const. Co. 


•0 35 


35 


1 50 


1 00 


17 00 


09 


— 


Holbrook 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


30 


30 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


- 


- 


Holliston 


Perini & Ampollini 


50 


- 


6 00 


50 


16 00 


06 


- 


Ipswich 


R. G. Watkins & Son 


30 


35 


- 


80 


16 00 


09 


- 


Kingston 


Guerini Bros. .... 


35 


- 


5 00 


80 


- 


08* 


- 


Lakeville-Middle- 


















borough 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


35 


22 


3 00 


60 


15 00 


07 


6 00 


Ludlow 


Adams & Ruxton Co. 


40 


- 


3 00 


80 


20 00 


08* 


- 


Lynnfield 


State Const. Co. 


30 


- 


1 75 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


Lynnfield-Wake- 


















field 


J. E. Ballentine & Sons 


44 


— 


2 75 


— 


12 00 


09 


— 


Mansfield 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


35 


- 


5 00 


1 00 


- 


08 


- 


Marblehead . 


G. Rotundi & Son 


40 


- 


2 40 


90 


15 00 


07 


- 


Marlborough- 


















Northborough 


B. Perini & Sons 


57 


57 


57 


1 00 


18 00 


08* 


8 00 


Medway 


Arute Bros. ,Inc. 


20 


- 


2 50 


60 


20 00 


07 


- 


Medway 


Arute Bros., Inc. 


20 


35 


20 


60 


15 00 


06* 


- 


Melrose 


Central Const. Co. ... 


45 


- 


3 00 


90 


25 00 


- 


* 


Mendon 


E. L. Sabatinelli 


55 


40 


1 50 


90 


14 00 


- 


- 


Middleborough 


Powers Bros. .... 


35 


35 


2 00 


75 


16 00 


07* 


- 


Milford 


John F. Nagle 


30 


- 


2 50 


75 


14 00 


09 


- 


Millbury- Worcester 


A. I. Savin .... 


20 


27 


4 00 


50 


12 00 


07 


6 00 


Millis . 


A. M. Cunstance & Co. 


35 


35 


3 00 


90 


20 00 


12 


- 


Millis . 


Perini & Ampollini . 


25 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


- 


10 


- 


Milton. 


A. DeStefano, Inc. . 


35 


- 


2 50 


90 


16 00 


07 


7 00 


Monson & Palmer. 


P. J. Holland .... 


40 


- 


4 00 


45 


20 00 


10 


8 50 


Monterey 


J. DeMichael & Son 


40 


- 


1 75 


1 00 


14 00 


09 


- 


Nantucket . 


M. F. Roach .... 


50 


- 


50 


50 


20 00 


23 


- 


Needham 


M. Pandolph Co. . 


31 


33 


2 50 


79 


12 00 


07i 


- 


Newbury-Newbury- 


















port 


Welch & Moynihan 


30 


- 


2 00 


— 


- 


08* 


- 


Newbury & Rowley 


M. McDonough Co. 


30 


40 


2 00 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


No. Andover 


M. McDonough Co. 


30 


40 


1 50 


1 00 


15 00 


07* 


- 


Needham & Welles- 


















ley . 


B. Perini & Sons 


28 


28 


1 35 


60 


15 00 


07 


- 


Northborough 


Greenough Const. Co. 


20 


- 


5 00 


1 00 


15 00 


12 


- 


Northborough- 


















Shrewsbury 


Lane Const. Corp. 


25 


25 


3 50 


1 50 


18 00 


09 


7 25 


Norwood 


Smith Const. Co. 


45 


- 


3 50 


40 


8 00 


06 


- 


Norwood-Sharon- 


















Walpole . 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. 


24 


24 


1 50 


60 


17 00 


09 


5 65 


Pelham 


Kelleher Corp. 


45 


- 


2 50 


1 25 


18 00 


08i 


- 


Pembroke 


Eastern Contr. Co. . 


33 


- 


4 00 


75 


18 00 


07* 


- 


Phillipston 


Greenough Const. Co. 


30 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


12 


- 


Plainfield 


N. Beacco & Sons 


55 


50 


1 30 


1 50 


— 


16 


— 


Plainville 


Perini & Ampolini 


30 


- 


1 00 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


Randolph 


Ernest Barolone 


30 


30 


1 00 


75 


14 00 


11 


- 


Randolph 


Powers Bros. .... 


30 


- 


2 00 


80 


- 


07 


- 


Rehoboth-Seekonk- 


















Swansea . 


Sherry Const. Co., Inc. 


30 


- 


2 00 


75 


12 00 


08 


6 75 


Revere 


M. McDonough Co. 


60 


40 


4 00 


1 00 


15 00 


08 


- 


Rochester 


S. W. Lawrence 


35 


35 


35 


1 00 


20 00 


— 


— 


Rockland 


Smith Const. Co. 


35 


- 


3 50 


65 


10 00 


07 


- 


Rowley 


M. McDonough Co. 


30 


35 


2 00 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


Royalston 


Ralph E. Bull .... 


25 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


17 00 


11 


- 


Salem & Swampscott 


M. McDonough Co. 


25 


40 


1 50 


60 


15 00 


07* 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins .... 


25 


30 


1 00 


65 


18 00 


08 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins . 


25 


- 


1 00 


70 


18 00 


07 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins .... 


30 


45 


2 00 


85 


18 00 


08 


- 


Salisbury 


W. S. Staples .... 


25 




80 


65 


14 00 







P. D. 54 



71 





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Dec. 


1, 1930, to 


Nov. 


30, 1931— 


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$0 50 


$0 75 


$0 90 


$1 50 


$1 90 


$2 75 


50 


- 


55 00 


17 00 


56 


2 55 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$1 70 


40 00 


20 00 


40 


2 60 


- 


- 


— 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 00 


1 00 


3 70 


- 


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1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


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- 


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30 00 


15 00 


50 


2 00 


45 


- 


40 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


50 00 


17 00 


40 


1 90 


— 


50 


50 


85 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


55 00 


18 00 


30 


- 


50 


45 


60 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


55 


1 50 


50 00 


20 00 


37 


1 85 


42 


- 


- 


- 


70 


1 05 


- 


- 


50 


- 


50 00 


- 


45 


2 50 


50 


- 


60 


- 


60 


- 


1 50 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


20 00 


65 


2 60 


- 


47J 


50 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


3 00 


50 


- 


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H. W. Flaherty 






70 


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Seekonk 




T. J. Quinn 






35 


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15 00 


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Sharon 




Dingley & Lloy 






38 


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2 30 


1 00 


16 00 


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Sheffield 




N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 






40 


55 


1 90 


1 00 


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$8 65 


Sherborn 




Perini & Ampollini 






30 


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4 60 


40 


16 00 


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Geo. H. Pierce 






30 


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25 


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Sharry Const. Co. 






30 


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New Haven Road Const. Co. 




40 


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So. Hadley 




Warner & Goodwin . 




40 


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4 00 


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Jas. Chesarone. 






43 


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Perini & Ampollini 






35 


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1 00 


18 00 


11 


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Stockbridge 




Lane Const. Corp. 






35 


20 


35 


1 25 


19 00 


08 


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Sunderland 




Kelleher Corp. 






30 


30 


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18 00 


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Sutton 




Roger T. Fay . 






60 


25 


1 50 


1 00 


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S. Triconi 






30 


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75 


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H. N. Conant . 






1 00 


70 


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70 


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15 


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Townsend 




P. J. Keating Co. 






1 50 


35 


8 00 


2 00 


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11 


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Townsend 




P. J. Keating Co. 






1 50 


54 


8 00 


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Lane Const. Corp. 






20 


10 


5 00 


1 00 


14 00 


08 


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Uxbridge 




W'bury Rd. Const. Co. 






30 


30 


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J. Iafolla Const. Co. 






35 


50 


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W. & L. Eng. Co. . 






50 


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Wenham 




Welch & Moynihan . 






30 


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90 


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Carlo Bianchi & Co. 






32 


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1 00 


18 00 


08 


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Westborough 


Carlo Bianchi & Co. 






30 


35 


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Otis R. Mann . 






45 


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J. J. Watkins . 






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P. Salvucci 






35 


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Sermini & Giracea 






40 


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Lane Const. Corp. 






45 


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Ralph E. Bull . 






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(Cu. Yd.) High early strength cement concrete for top course ... 9.55 

Cement concrete surface for bottom course 6.40 

High early strength cement concrete for bottom course 7 . 30 



P. D. 54 

Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1930, to Nov, 30, 1931 — Concluded 



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60 


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50 


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74 P. D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

The 1931 statistics do not indicate an increase in the number of registration 
applications handled, except in the case of the commercial vehicles. The other 
classes of applications handled indicate some decrease, although the volume of 
work handled by the Registry throughout the year was not affected by the numeri- 
cal decrease in the count of applications received, as the use made of the Registrar's 
records and files by letter, personal calls at the counters, and of the telephone 
information lines, was constantly on the increase. 

There has been a noticeable decrease in the number of court abstracts received, 
which directly affects the revenue received from fines. The number of abstracts 
received in 1931 was 2,300 less than the previous year, which year, in turn, was 
about 5,000 less than the peak year of 1929. It is fair to assume that the decrease 
in court abstracts received indicates an increase in the number of persons who are 
complying with the motor vehicle laws, rather than any less activity in the matter 
of law enforcement. 

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles in continuing his activities for greater safety 
on the highways has had the co-operation of the various safety committees, police 
and other officials and organizations of the Commonwealth. 

In this connection, the Department was directed and authorized to make a study 
of the problem of reducing loss and damage, injury and death resulting from the 
use and operation of motor vehicles, and for this purpose there was appropriated 
a sum not exceeding $20,000. In conducting this study, Dr. Charles S. Slocombe 
was appointed as Expert Assistant to the Registrar, and this work was started at 
the Registry on June 1. The investigation is now well under way. 

A few of the outstanding figures of the work of the Registry during the year, 
together with a comparison with the previous year, follow: — 

1930 1931 

Motor Vehicle certificates of registration issued 
Licenses to operate issued ..... 
Examinations of applicants for licenses 
Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended . 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liquor 
Total number of applications handled . 
Gross receipts from fees ..... 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

The following registration figures show a .37% decrease in passenger registra- 
tions, with a very slight increase in commercial registrations, the motor cycle 
registrations continuing to decrease as they have for several years past. 

1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1930 1931 
Passenger cars . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 893,558 890,228 
Commercial ve- 
hicles . . — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 114,918 116,580 
Motorcycles . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 4,642 3,068 



1,013,118 


1,009,876 


982,795 


1,024,304 


123,001 


112,763 


52,954 


58,306 


5,052 


5,535 


2,104,342 


2,115,193 


$6,462,618 51 $6,430,015 98 



Totals . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 1,013,118 1,009,876 

Examinations for Licenses 

The appointment system of examining operators adopted in 1930, having proved 
satisfactory, was continued throughout 1931. The examination has continued to 
include not only an actual demonstration on the highways but a reading test, an 
eye test and a thorough test of the applicant as to his knowledge of the motor ve- 
hicle law. 

In this connection, the so-called "Questions and Answers" book was carefully 
revised and edited in such a way that it is believed that operators could learn the 
information required more readily by having related items and questions grouped, 
and the examiner, in asking questions, asks at least one question from each group 
instead of asking questions at random as was the custom under the old system 
when questions asked might be of minor importance, at least so far as giving any 



P. D. 54 75 

indication of the operator's general knowledge of the motor vehicle law require- 
ments and operating information was concerned. 

The number of persons examined decreased and also the number of persons who 
failed decreased, both of which items plainly indicate that the requirements of the 
new examination are such that more and more the public are not presenting them- 
selves as applicants for licenses until they have the required qualifications. Exam- 
inations for licenses were held at 55 points in the State with the results as tabu- 
lated below : — 





1930 


1931 


Operators passed .... 


88,592 


87,950 


Operators unfit ..... 


19,307 


15,519 


Restriction removal, passed . 


12,166 


8,306 


Restriction removal," unfit 


1,601 


934 


"Competency" passed .... 


1,241 


699 


"Competency" unfit .... 


94 


58 



Total examinations 



123,001 113,466 



Branch Offices 

The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles are able to render practi- 
cally the same service to the public that is rendered at the main office at Boston, 
except as to information from the records, none of which are kept at the branches. 
Each branch office serves as a headquarters for the district in which it is located, 
both as to distribution of number plates and licenses, and law enforcement. 

The following table gives approximate figures showing the distribution of appli- 
cations received at the branch offices and at the central office at Commonwealth 
Pier, Boston: — 



Approximate Distribution 


of Registrations, Licenses, 


Etc. 


Regis- 


First 


License 


Miscel- 




trations 


Licenses 


Renewals 


laneous 


Total 


Boston: 










Counter . . . . 218,000 


— 


131,000 


90,000 


439,000 


Mail . 






170,000 


— 


484,000 


10,000 


664,000 


Examinatior 


i 




— 


32,000 


— 


7,500 


39,500 


Pittsfield 






24,000 


3,300 


17,000 


7,100 


51,400 


Springfield 






77,000 


9,800 


49,000 


21,000 


156,800 


Greenfield 






15,000 


1,700 


8,200 


7,400 


32,300 


Worcester 






57,000 


7,300 


41,000 


19,000 


124,300| 


Fitchburg 






17,000 


1,300 


11,000 


5,400 


34,700 


Framingham 






11,000 


300 


2,100 


1,400 


14,800 


Lawrence 






34,000 


4,600 


26,000 


11,000 


75,600 


Lowell 






27,000 


3,400 


20,000 


8,000 


58,400 


Fall River 






22,000 


4,400 


20,000 


7,500 


53,900 


New Bedford 






22,000 


3,100 


21,000 


7,700 


53,800 


Lynn 






63,000 


8,700 


42,000 


20,000 


133,700 


Quincy . 






32,000 


6,900 


26,000 


14,000 


78,900 


Brockton 






41,000 


3,500 


28,000 


14,000 


86,500 


Hyannis 






10,000 


2,100 


5,200 


3,500 


20,800 


Nantucket./ 






700 


— 


— 


— 


700 


Oak BluffsJ 






2,300 


— 


— 


— 


2,300 



Totals . . . 843,000 s 92,400 931,500 254,500 2 2,121,400 

A new branch office was opened in Framingham on August 19, 1931, this office 
being classified as a sub-office in the Boston district. Plans for a new sub-office 
in Northampton, coming within the jurisdiction of the Springfield office, were not 
completed in time for the opening of this new office until after the close of the fiscal 
year. 

1 Licenses and miscellaneous applications included in counter figures. 

2 This figure includes approximately 167,000 number plate reissues, 
s Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous) . 



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Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 

The following figures give an approximate idea of the volume of papers received 
and notices mailed in connection with the carrying out of the law regarding com- 
pulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. 

Notices of Cancellation of Insurance Policies Received and Intents to Revoke Mailed 

1930 1931 

(a) For non-payment of premiums ..... 70,855 85,298 

(b) For other reasons 14,635 20,918 



Total 85,490 106,216 

Revocations 28,959 35,105 

Sets of number plates returned ..... 94,290 93,279 

It is interesting to note that the receipt of 106,216 notices of cancellation from 
insurance companies required the mailing of the same number of notices of intent 
to revoke; that 19,323 of these cases were adjusted by the filing of certificates by 
a new company; 47,627 cancellations were adjusted by the filing of reinstatement 
notices from the same company; 4,161 by the surrender of registration plates 
prior to the effective date of cancellation; and 35,105 by the revocation of the 
plates and certificates. In connection with the surrender of the number plates it 
was necessary to send notices of the return of 93,279 plates to the various insur- 
ance companies covering the registrations involved. 

Particular attention should be directed to the fact that of the 35,105 revocations 
only about 11,000 persons returned their plates and certificates promptly upon 
receiving notice from this office. The return of approximately 14,000 sets of plates 
and certificates were secured through the efforts of the police departments and the 
examiners and inspectors of the Registry, leaving approximately 10,000 sets of 
plates not returned, although the registrations involved had been revoked and the 
insurance cancelled. Practically all of these revocations were due to non-payment 
of premium cancellation notices. 

Aircraft 

The statistics of the Aviation Section show a decrease in the number of persons 
killed in airplane accidents and also the number of persons injured, although 
peculiarly enough the number of fatal airplane accidents increased slightly. The 
statistics of this section for the fiscal year also show a great increase in the number 
of pilots holding permits issued by the Department and also a very great increase 
in the number of airplanes registered and for which permits have been issued. 

The work of the Engineering Section has been mainly in connection with re- 
checking airports for improvements made and this section has also been engaged 
in a detailed study of the various landing fields throughout the State, so that an- 
other step leading towards greater safety in aviation has been taken. 

A marked increase in the number of investigations has been made by this sec- 
tion and also the personnel has been able to check a very much larger number of 
airplanes for permits and for repairs, as well as a general periodic check-up through- 
out the year. 

The same co-operation has been extended to various organizations throughout 
the United States, as well as to certain foreign governments, as has been extended 
in previous years and there has been an increase in both the number and field of 
inquiries. 

The following statistics, which give a summary of the work, indicate a strict 
enforcement of the law, which tends for greater safety, both to the public at large 
and in particular to the flying personnel and the persons who use aircraft. 

In general, an increase in activity is shown by the statistics below: — 

Pilots' licenses issued . . . 

Airplanes registered . . 

Pilots' license fees received, including examination fees 

Airplane registration fees received ..... $645 $687 



1930 


1931 


39 


31 


43 


49 


$335 


$248 



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Duplicates issued ..... 

Certified copies issued .... 

Duplicate fees received .... 

Fees received for certified copies 

Pilots examined for licenses and amendments 

Aircraft examined for registrations, permits and repairs 

Pilots' permits issued ..... 

Aircraft permits issued ..... 

Suspensions of licenses, registrations and rights to fly 

Court prosecutions for violations of aircraft laws 

Surveys of bodies of water for seaplane bases 

Surveys of fields for airports 

Re-check surveys of fields for airports 

Buildings surveyed for air marking . 

Flying fields approved 

Flying fields disapproved 

Investigations made by aircraft inspectors 

Rulings made by Registrar 

Airplane accidents : — 

Crack-ups . 

Non-fatals . 

Fatals 

Unknown . 

Persons injured 

Persons killed 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out 

Caused by motor failure 

Structural failure 

Improper operation and other reasons 
Ground accidents : — 

Crack-ups . • 

Non-fatals . 

Fatals 

Persons injured 

Persons killed 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out 



77 



30 


1931 





6 





1 





$6 





$1 


45 


22 


361 


436 


338 


358 


231 


298 


53 


37 


5 


6 


1 





26 


10 


10 


24 


15 





14 





14 





650 


-763 


3 





50 


69 


17 


12 


1 


3 


1 





39 


31 


5 


4 


53 


67 


20 


18 


11 


18 


7 


8 


54 


58 


20 


15 


3 


3 





1 


3 


3 





1 


23 


21 


2 






Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 

Under authority of regulations of the Registrar, which became effective during 
the previous year, a second periodic inspection was made of the equipment of all 
motor vehicles registered in the Commonwealth. An inspection was required, in 
each case, within fifteen days after the date of registration. The results were very 
satisfactory and effected a general improvement of equipment, especially brakes. 
Very few complaints were received from motorists and it was apparent that the 
work was performed honestly and, for the most part, efficiently. 

As was expected, however, the results proved that one inspection per year, al- 
though helpful, cannot be expected to secure the desired results. In drawing up 
the regulations, however, it was felt that it would be wiser to start with fewer 
inspections than were actually desirable in order to permit a proper organization 
of official inspection stations, and to supply experience which could be used to 
advantage in deciding upon a future policy. It is hoped, if business and other 
conditions warrant, to hold two inspections during the year 1932. 

During the year, a total of 870,000 cars were inspected. Adjustments or repairs 
were found necessary in about 49% of the cases reported. This figure showed a 
considerable improvement over the conditions which existed at the time of the 
first periodic inspection in 1930, when 70% of the vehicles inspected were found 
in need of repair. 



78 P. D. 54 

Analysis of the results of the Second Equipment Inspection Period may be sum- 
marized as follows: — 

Total number of cars inspected ..... 870,000 
Total 0. K. without repair or adjustment . . . 443,000 — 51% 

Total requiring replacement or adjustment . . . 427,000 — 49% 

Repairs or adjustments on the 427,000 vehicles requiring correction of defects 
in equipment were as follows: — 

Lights only 243,000 

Brakes and lights 104,000 

Brakes only 69,500 

Horn, mirror, muffler and other minor items of inspection required adjustment 
or repair on 19,500 vehicles. 

Brakes, Lights and Overloads 
Fifteen men were regularly assigned to equipment work. Besides their duties 
in connection with the approval of the official inspection stations and adjusters, 
these men did considerable road work in tagging or reporting overloaded commer- 
cial vehicles and vehicles operated with defective brakes, lights, or other equip- 
ment. There were 4,338 motor vehicles tagged for defective brakes, 23,958 for 
defective lights, and 1,361 cases reported to the Registrar for immediate action 
because of the dangerous condition of equipment. In addition, equipment in- 
spectors reported 3,966 cases of improper operation of motor vehicles for warning 
or action by the Registrar, and examined 246 applicants for licenses. More than 
360 cases of overloading of commercial vehicles to an extent that rendered their 
operation dangerous to the public or destructive to road surfaces were reported to 
the Registrar for appropriate action. 

Headlamps and Rear Lamps 
The Registrar approved no new automobile headlamps or devices during 1931. 
Extensions of approval of certificates already in force were made in the cases of 
five approved headlamps. Approvals were granted to one new motorcycle head- 
lamp and eight motor vehicle tail lamps. All of these were of the type in which 
the tail light was combined with stop signals. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

Deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1931 numbered 793, a decrease of two or 
0.2 per cent as compared with the record of the previous year. The record of 
classified fatalities, injuries and collisions in the years 1930 and 1931 is as follows: — 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 



Pedestrians by autos . 

Pedestrians by motor cycles . 

Pedestrians near street cars . 

Occupants of autos 

Occupants of autos at railroad crossings 

Occupants of motor cycles 

Bicycle riders 

Occupants horse-drawn vehicles 

Coasters (on sleds) 

Coasters (on wheels) 

Totals . . 



Boys 

Girls 





Persons Killed 


Persons 


Injured 


1930 1931 


1930 


1931 


. 438 434 


15,413 


15,499 




3 3 


32 


27 




4 9 


32 


59 




281 281 


26,688 


31,142 




. 22 22 


31 


38 




16 14 


589 


458 




13 20 


812 


822 




9 2 


257 


279 




7 7 


333 


434 




2 1 


92 


79 


. 795 793 


44,279 


48,837 


Children Killed 


Children Injured 


1930 1931 


1930 


1931 


116 138 


7,163 


7,886 


• 


45 61 


3,689 


4,159 



Totals 



161 



199 



10,852 12,045 



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79 



Number of Collisions 



Collision with pedestrian 

Collision with automobile 

Collision with horse-drawn vehicle 

Collision with railroad train 

Collision with street car . 

Collision with fixed object 

Collision with bicycle 

Non-collision accident (car overturned) 

Collision with motor cycle 

Collision with sled .... 

Collision with animal 

Totals . . . . 

In the daytime .... 
After dark ..... 

Totals . . . . 



1930 


1931 


14,619 


15,169 


17,145 


19,629 


282 


287 


25 


31 


327 


360 


1,624 


1,846 


801 


809 


525 


746 


542 


502 


319 


383 


92 


85 



36,301 
22,447 
13,854 



39,847 
25,018 
14,829 



36,301 39,847 



Accident Report Letters 

As provided by Section 26, Chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a motor 
vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed or 
injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of these 
accident reports received in 1931 was 44,994 as compared with 38,374 received in 
1930. Under the requirements of Section 29, Chapter 90, General Laws, 19,824 
similar reports of accidents were received from Police Departments throughout 
the State in 1931 as against 16,970 received in 1930. 

Deaths, 

For Operat- 
ing Under 
Influence 
of Liquor 

22 

14 

56 

87 

131 

202 

320 

485 

553 

554 

888 

1,508 

2,460 

3,333 

4,395 

4,654 

4,868 

4,983 

5,071 

5,381 

5,052 

5,535 

Investigations and Prosecution by Inspectors 

Investigations were made under the direction of the Chief Inspector relative to 
fatal and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, inspection of garages, miscel- 
laneous complaints and the prosecution of motorists in court. The work of the 
inspectors is indicated by the following tabulation on the classification of reports : 



Comparative 


Statement 


of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, I 






Injuries 


, Revocations 


and Suspensions 


















Total Sus- 










Number 


Number 




pensions 




Automobiles Motor Cycles Total Regis- 


of Persons of Persons 


Licenses 


and Revo- 


Year 


Registered 


Registered 


trations 


Killed 


Injured 


Issued 


cations 


1910 


31,360 


3,358 


34,718 


77 


963 


41,259 


283 


1911 


38,907 


3,658 


42,565 


110 


1,248 


51,950 


360 


1912 


50,132 


5,034 


55,166 


142 


1,962 


66,645 


546 


1913 


62,660 


7,127 


69,787 


188 


2,923 


81,034 


608 


1914 


77,246 


8,161 


85,407 


229 


4,010 


99,532 


858 


1915 


102,633 


9,520 


112,153 


294 


6,197 


133,935 


1,153 


1916 


136,809 


10,713 


147,522 


315 


9,131 


171,596 


1,396 


1917 


174,274 


11,065 


185,339 


438 


7,282 


214,229 


1,831 


1918 


193,497 


12,862 


206,359 


499 


8,598 


235,140 


2,343 


1919 


247,183 


13,698 


260,881 


582 


16,287 


297,968 


2,156 


1920 


304,538 


15,142 


319,680 


481 


21,182 


261,539 


2,944 


1921 


360,731 


12,058 


372,790 


544 


11,487 


380,519 


4,899 


1922 


449,838 


11,675 


461,513 


522 


15,277 


444,173 


8,369 


1923 


566,150 


11,733 


577,883 


578 


16,217 


536,819 


11,613 


1924 


672,315 


10,778 


683,093 


709 


19,579 


620,439 


14,154 


1925 


764,338 


10,333 


774,671 


755 


25,736 


698,378 


16,249 


1926 


826,224 


9,215 


835,439 


705 


25,351 


763,951 


18,705 


1927 


819,703 


7,245 


826,948 


693 


31,721 


814,094 


31,252 


1928 


883,595 


6,656 


890,251 


715 


42,201 


870,160 


40,814 


1929 


1,016,916 


6,168 


1,023,084 


777 


46,111 


944,338 


53,133 


1930 


1,008,476 


4,642 


1,013,118 


795 


44,279 


982,795 


52,954 


1931 


1,006,808 


3,068 


1,009,876 


793 


48,837 


1,024,304 


63,841 



Classification of Reports 



Accidents, fatal 
Accidents, non-fatal 
General reputation . 
Miscellaneous 

Totals 



1930 


1931 


761 


746 


4,916 


5,853 


3,893 


4,437 


7,037 


7,879 



16,607 18,915 



80 



Complaints filed .... 
Garages inspected .... 
Headlight and other violations reported 
Prosecutions conducted 
Amount of fines .... 



Revocations and Suspensions 



Licenses suspended 

Licenses revoked 

Rights suspended . 

Certificates suspended 

Certificates revoked 

Certificates and licenses suspended . 

Certificates and licenses revoked 

Certificates revoked and rights suspended 

Rights in Massachusetts suspended . 



Totals . 

Resulting from 
Resulting from 
Resulting from 
Resulting from 
Resulting from 
Resulting from 

Totals . 



investigations . 
Court convictions 
Police complaints 
Judges' complaints . 
State Police complaints 
Insurance cancellations 



Character of Offenses 



Reckless and endangering 

Liquor convictions . 

Going away after accidents 

Without authority . 

Racing . 

Improper person 

Improper person, liquor 

Improper operation 

Two overspeeds 

Three overspeeds 

Insurance cancellations 

Insurance convictions 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 

Improper equipment, brakes 

Improper equipment, lights 

Fatal accidents 

Other offenses . 

Totals .... 
Formal hearings 



Court recommendations adopted: — 
Liquor .......... 

Reckless and endangering ...... 

Going away after accidents . 

Without authority . . . . ... . . 

Totals 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who 
had to pass examination in order to have them returned . 



1930 

6,426 

6,010 

37,294 

594 

$28,334 

1930 

11,633 

3,740 

4,014 

9 

31,471 

55 

1,841 

148 

43 



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1931 

21,206 

5,911 

50,269 

831 

$35,815 

1931 

17,018 

3,880 

5,236 

8 

35,577 

21 

1,882 

173 

46 



52,954 63,841 



12,429 

9,096 

1,856 

33 

676 

28,864 



19,466 

9,277 

1,627 

35 

229 

33,207 



52,954 63,841 



1930 

2,034 

4,302 

425 

734 

2 

5,357 

750 

7,661 

362 

24 

28,864 

351 

412 

187 

637 

772 

80 

52,954 
5,789 

1930 


79 
14 



93 

4,215 



1931 

2,084 

4,613 

384 

822 



5,967 

922 

13,548 

172 

12 

33,207 

351 

307 

400 

191 

780 

81 

63,841 
7,325 

1931 

53 
17 

1 

71 
4,113 



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81 



Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 



Number of courts forwarding abstracts 
Total abstracts received .... 
Number of abstracts recording convictions 

Offenses 
(Analysis of convictions, not including appeals) 

Overspeeding ...... 

Reckless ...... 

Operating under the influence of liquor 
Using auto without authority . 
Endangering lives ..... 

Not stopping after causing injury 
Without license ..... 

Without registration certificate 
Unregistered vehicle .... 

Improper display or no register number 
Refusing to stop on signal 
Unlighted lamps . . . 

Not signalling . . . 

Operating within 8 ft. of street car . 
Violation of Metropolitan Park rules . 
Operating after suspension or revocation of license 
Larceny ...... 

Miscellaneous ..... 

No reflector . 

Racing ....... 

Operating ofter registration certificate revoked 
No rear light . . . . 

Not displaying lights .... 

Improper lights ..... 

Brakes not as required by law . 
Violation of Insurance Law 
Not slowing down approaching pedestrian 
Not slowing down at intersecting way 
Violation of law of road .... 

Perjury — making false statements on license application 

falsely impersonating or conspiring to obtain a license 
Loaning a license to another ..... 

Allowing intoxicated person to operate 

Attempted larceny ....... 

Totals . 



1930 


1931 


95 


95 


57,851 


57,937 


41,165 


38,869 


eals) 

14,283 


12,890 


21 


26 


3,115 


3,934 


821 


1,068 


1,885 


2,220 


556 


662 


2,878 


2,895 


1,024 


902 


250 


, 262 


176 


132 


453 


245 


688 


820 


2 





202 


249 


1,096 


710 


372 


456 


145 


139 


3,057 


2,328 


7 


— 


2 


— 


11 


8 


89 


32 


127 


50 


583 


534 


399 


252 


262 


316 


39 


41 


7,242 


5,942 


1,344 


1,723 


9 


21 


3 


3 


5 


2 


19 


7 



41,165 38,869 



Used Car Section 
(Motor Vehicle Identification) 
The Used Car Section indexes cars reported stolen, lists the sales of used cars, 
investigates the history of cars sold bearing obliterated, defaced or changed engine 
and makers' numbers, and advises the owners of cars registered under incorrect 
engine and makers' numbers how to find and report the correct numbers on the 
cars. 

The work of this section is summarized in the following tables : — 



Dealers 

Total number of first class dealers reporting 

Total number of second and third class dealers reporting 

Total number making reports to this office . 



1930 
1,327 
460 

1,787 



1931 
1,255 
501 

1,756 



82 



Reports 



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Approximate number of individual reports received daily 
Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 
Number stolen in Boston ...... 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston 
Number reported stolen from various sources throughout the 

country, including Massachusetts .... 

Number recovered through information furnished by this 

office .......... 

Engine and Serial Numbers 

Engine numbers assigned to cars ..... 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine 
numbers ......... 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial 
numbers ......... 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both en- 
gine and serial numbers ...... 

Total number of authorized certificates issued 



300 
1,000 


230 

1,085 


4,879 
8,389 


5,336 
10,720 


25,300 


27,486 


344 


355 


24 


29 


847 


701 


1,552 


1,135 


10 
2,409 


18 
1,854 



Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Representatives of the department attended meetings of the Eastern Confer- 
ence of Motor Vehicle Administrators held in New York City on October 22nd 
and 23d. Members present represented seventeen states, including the District 
of Columbia and several Canadian provinces. Registrar Morgan T. Ryan was 
elected to membership in the Association and former Registrar Major George A. 
Parker was elected to honorary membership. 

The Conference directed its attention chiefly to matters of safety on the public 
highways. Mechanical power brakes, the hazards of gasoline distribution, gaso- 
line advertisements emphasizing speed, reciprocity between states particularly 
in respect to motor trucks, motor vehicle headlamps and headlamp bulbs with a 
reflective coating on the front of the bulb glass, were also subjects of considerable 
discussion by the Conference. 



Analysis of Receipts 

The fees received for the year 1931, together with the 
registration issued in each classification and the number 
are shown in the following table : — 
Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) 
Commercial cars . 
Busses 
Trailers 
Motor cycles 
Manufacturers or dealers (including repairers) 
Manufacturers or dealers additional cars (including re- 
pairers) ........ 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses .... 90,179 at $2 00 

Renewal licenses .... 934,125 at 2 00 

Examinations .... 83,733 at 2 00 

Re-examinations .... 29,030 at 1 00 



number of certificates of 
of licenses granted, etc., 



885,953 

116,580 

4,275 

650 

3,068 

3,360 

20,031 



$167,466 
29,030 



Total examinations . . 112,763 

Copies of certificates and licenses fur- 
nished ..... 43,233 at 

Duplicate number plates furnished . 7,535 at 



.00 
00 



$2,670,643 90 

1,248,241 70 

98,974 45 

34,927 50 

4,172 00 

9,999 00 

59,703 00 

180,358 00 
1,868,250 00 



196,496 00 

43,233 00 
7,535 00 



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Lens approval applications . . 11 at 50 00 

Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. 

Total amount of fees ...... 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) . 

Net fees ..... . . . 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General 

Total receipts credited Highway Fund account, 1931 . 



83 

550 00 
6,932 43 



$6,430,015 98 
65,334 83 

$6,364,681 15 
570,290 03 

$6,934,971 18 



Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1931 was $1,571,- 
077.24, which was 24.6 per cent of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted from 
the receipts for the year, left the sum of $5,363,893.94 available for legislative 
appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1931 

Payrolls 



Personal services: 










Regular payroll .... 


$926,142 18 




Overtime ..... 


13,543 44 


$939,685 62 


Expenses 






Supplies: 






Books, maps, etc. .... 


$1,264 09 




Typewriter supplies .... 


3,977 89 




Adding machine repairs and supplies . 


103 47 


_. 


Other supplies ..... 


4,218 35 




Stationery ..... 


24,954 74 




Typewriter repairs .... 


104 22 




Other repairs ..... 


533 66 


$35,156 42 






Equipment and furniture: 






Typewriter machines 


$6,131 28 




Other machines 






4,229 34 




Desks 






605 24 




Bookcases, tables, etc. 






291 16 




Filing cabinets 






4,572 26 




Chairs 






993 10 




Dictograph 






2,455 33 




Partitions (Boston) . 






470 00 




Branches — counters, safes 






699 10 




Electric fans 






386 55 




Headlight and brake testing expense . 


68 00 




Uniforms ...... 


7,966 34 


28,867 70 


Traveling expenses: 






Officials ...... 


$2,378 76 




Employees ..... 


41,943 62 




Aviation ...... 


6,515 69 




Automobiles (hired) .... 


23 35 




Automobiles (owned by employees) 


117,640 29 




Automobiles (owned by state) : 






Maintenance of 10 automobiles . 


3,854 83 




Purchase of 1 automobile . 


528 30 


$172,884 84 






Other services and expenses: 






Expressage ...... 


$2,681 00 




Postage . ... 




• 


81,039 80 





84 

Printing : 

Other reports 
Other printing . 

Telephone 

Premium on bonds of employees 

Rent .... 

Cleaning and janitor services 

Rat extermination 

Labor .... 

Number plates 

Direct mail lists 

Sundries .... 

Towels and soap 

Water and ice . 
Branch offices: 

Rent, telephone, lighting, fuel and heating 

Labor and services .... 

Supplies and express 



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Labels . 
Posters . 
Sundries 



Total 



Publicity for Safety Work 



Payrolls 

Expenses 

Publicity for Safety Work 



Summary 



Special investigation of accident reduction 



1,789 


73 




10,037 


13 




7,716 


02 




388 


58 




46,000 


00 




1,260 


00 




262 


25 




572 


10 




191,041 


23 




11,500 


00 




288 


02 




911 


37 




1,110 


00 




$27,658 


06 




5,564 


82 




3,867 


42 


$393,687 53 


i. 




$765 00 




13 


33 




16 


80 


$795 13 






• 


$1,571,077 24 






$939,685 62 


. 


. 


630,596 49 


• 




795 13 




$1,571,077 24 


. 


, 


9,826 16 






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RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS 

BOSTON HARBOR 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 

Commonwealth Pier 5 

The usual work of maintenance and repair has been continued at the pier during 
the fiscal year. Work has been done upon the sprinkler system, the steam lines, 
the elevators, the roofs, the Ogden and Kinnear doors, the heating plant, and re- 
pairs have been made to gangways, floating fender logs, fittings and platforms. 

The additional offices at the pier, begun in 1930 for the use of the engineering 
force, were completed Dec. 19, 1930, under contract of Aug. 26, 1930, with Carl S. 
Helrich, at a contract cost of $18,377.96. A force of engineers and assistants 
numbering 335 engaged upon work relating to highways and bridges now occupy 
engineering offices at this pier. 

On Feb. 10, 1931, a contract was made with the Massachusetts Electric Construc- 
tion Company for furnishing and installing sixty-five wall outlets with connec- 
tions, to facilitate electric service, on the first floor of the pier. The work was 
completed Mar. 13, 1931, at a contract cost of $1,469.66. 

A contract was made on May 5, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to furnish, drive, fit and secure new fender piles and foundation 
piles, to furnish and place new fender capping and to do other necessary timber 
work where required in the timber foundations of the platforms, at the pier. This 
work was'completed July 28, 1931, at a contract price of $1,347.87. 

On July 7, 1931, a contract with the Gunite Construction Company was made 
for furnishing labor and equipment for the reconstruction and repair by the gunite 
process of the reinforced beams and slabs comprising the concrete platforms of 
the pier. The work was completed Nov. 18, 1931, at a contract cost of $13,416.47. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 

During the year the seven sections in Storehouse No. 1 on E Street have been 
occupied by the Wiggin Terminals, Inc. This Company also used section J of 
Storehouse No. 2 on D Street until October 1, 1931, and section K until Nov. 1, 
1931. The Economy Grocery Stores Corporation has occupied section H of Store- 
house No. 2 during the year under the lease of May 24, 1929, for a term of five 
years, and since Oct. 1, 1931, has used section J. Section K has been unoccupied 
since Nov. 1, 1931. The remaining sections of this storehouse are in use by the 
Department. 

The work of repairing roofing, flashing, downspouts and sash at these ware- 
houses, included under a letter contract with L. B. Renfrew Gray, dated Mar. 19, 
1930, was completed Dec. 19, 1930, at a contract cost of $7,484.87. 

On July 15, 1931, a contract was made with the Klayman Construction Company 
for rebuilding about 281 linear feet of timber platform on the westerly side of 
Storehouse No. 1 and about 660 linear feet on the easterly side. The work was 
completed Sept. 26, 1931, at a contract cost of $4,287.36. 

Northern Avenue Sea Wall 

The work of furnishing and placing stone riprap along the toe of the sea wall on 
the northerly side of Northern Avenue, to protect the pile foundations, under con- 
tract of Nov. 18, 1930, with William R. Farrell, was completed Dec. 4, 1930, at a 
contract cost of $2,920.30. 

Grasselli Wharf 

The work under contract of Oct. 28, 1930, with Maurice M. Devine for painting, 
by spraying under compressed air, the exterior of the piershed at this wharf, was 
completed Dec. 11, 1930, at a contract cost of $716.93. 

This property has been occupied during the year by the Atlantic Radio and 
Marine Co., Inc., under the terms of a lease dated Oct. 1, 1930. 

Staples Wharf 

A contract was made on Dec. 2, 1930, with Maurice M. Devine for replacing and 
fitting fender piles, main piles, girder caps and stringers, and for repairs to. the 



86 P. D. 54 

deck planking at this wharf. The work was completed Feb. 17, 1931, at a con- 
tract cost of $3,491.00. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field — Boston Mr port 

The greater part of the area reclaimed by the Commonwealth at East Boston 
is now occupied by the City of Boston as an airport. On Aug. 10, 1928, under 
authority of Chapter 64 of the Resolves of that year, the Department leased to 
the City approximately 5,717,000 square feet of land for this purpose. The use 
of an additional area of 4,210,760 square feet was authorized by a lease executed 
July 14, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Resolves 
of 1930. Negotiations are now in progress for the lease to the City of two addi- 
tional parcels, one northeasterly of the areas included under leases of 1928 and 1930, 
and the other southeasterly of that leased in 1930. 

The use of these areas by the City is, however, subject to certain rights of occu- 
pancy and use granted by previous agreements to the Federal Government. The 
lease to the War Department under date of June 30, 1922, contains an option for 
annual renewal to June 30, 1932. A supplementary agreement under date of 
Dec. 27, 1926, extended this option to June 30, 1937. To the Navy Department 
the lease of June 16, 1924, gives the option of continuing by annual renewals the 
use of the area to June 30, 1932. 

Reclamation of Flats 

The work of dredging and filling at East Boston under contracts made by the 
Department for the purpose of reclaiming flats has been in abeyance since 1923. 
Between that year and Nov. 30, 1931, approximately 2,250,000 cubic yards of 
material dredged from various locations in the harbor have been deposited in the 
receiving basin. In the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, approximately 41,000 cubic 
yards were deposited upon flats northerly of Governors island. The Common- 
wealth has reclaimed about 150 acres of land at East Boston. 

The city of Boston, under license dated Oct. 14, 1930, authorizing dredging and 
filling, has reclaimed for the extension of the Boston Airport an area of approxi- 
mately 38 acres. 

By Chapter 271 of the Acts of 1931, the City of Boston was authorized "for 
the purpose of improving, extending and developing the Boston Airport" to borrow 
outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, from time to time, within a period of 
two years "such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate $1,250- 
000." Under date of Oct. 20, 1931, license was granted by the Department to 
the City to build bulkheads, to fill solid and to dredge for the improvement, exten- 
sion and development of the airport. 

Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 

Repairs to floating fender logs, fittings, and to the roof of the pier shed have been 
carried on during the year. 

On Oct. 27, 1931, a contract was made with Michael Solimando for renewing 
fender piles, splicing foundation piles, replacing girder caps, wales, fender capping 
and deck planking in the platforms of the pier in locations designated by the engi- 
neer. This work is now in progress. 

During the year the east and west docks of the pier have been used by the 
Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., for steamers not in service. 

Jeffries Point Dredging 

On Jan. 28, 1931, hearing was held upon a petition of William H. Hearn for 
dredging in front of the Jeffries Yacht Club at Jeffries Point, East Boston. 

A contract was made on June 9, 1931, with the Trimount Dredging Company 
to dredge the basin approximately 180 feet long and 70 feet wide to a depth of 6 
feet at mean low water at the following contract prices : for dredging and disposing 
of the dredged material 69 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing 
and disposing of boulders $20 per cubic yard. This work was completed July 1 , 
1931, at a contract cost of $1,395.87. 



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Grand Junction Wharves or Cunard Docks 

The dredging between the Cunard docks and the main ship channel under con- 
I tract of July 15, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company 
I was completed Mar. 21, 1931, at a contract cost of $31,979.04. 

On Aug. 11, 1931, the contract of July 7, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and 
I Contracting Company was extended to include the dredging of an area between 
I the outer ends of Commonwealth Pier 1 and Pier 2 of the Grand Junction Wharves 
I and the main ship channel, to a depth of 35 feet at mean low water, at a contract 
I price of 38.5 cents per cubic yard. As funds sufficient to complete the entire 
j project were not available, work was discontinued Sept. 22, 1931. The dredging 
carried out was done at a contract cost of $3,160.47. 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 

The dredging of a shoal area in front of the U. S. Immigration station at East 
Boston, under contract of Sept. 2, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company was completed Mar. 26, 1931, at a contract cost of $42,752.60. 

East Boston — Abandoned Hulks 

Chapter 465 of the Acts of 1931, Special Session, making appropriations for the 
employment of additional persons as a measure of relief during the present unem- 
ployment emergency, provides for an expenditure by the Department of Public 
Works of $65,000 for removing abandoned hulks or wrecks lying along the water 
front of East Boston and in Chelsea Creek. This Act was approved Nov. 12, 
1931. 

These wrecks are for the most part hulks of dismantled vessels, grounded and 
abandoned years ago, constituting in many cases a menace to navigation and 
considered by the residents of East Boston unsanitary and dangerous to the 
health of the community. 

The Department is preparing plans and specification for the work of removing 
these hulks. 

Atlantic Avenue Waterfront Dredging 

The dredging of an area between the main ship channel and India, Central 
and Long Wharves under contract of July 15, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging 
and Contracting Company was completed Dec. 23, 1930, at a contract cost of 
$20,097. 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petitions of the proprietors of Lewis, 
Long and Commercial Wharves and of the Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., for a 
continuance of dredging along this waterfront from Fort Point Channel to Battery 
Wharf. 

On July 7, 1931, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging in the following locations: An area 75 feet wide 
and 600 feet long in front of Foster's Wharf and Rowes Wharf to a depth of 20 
feet at mean low water; an area off Pier 1 of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad Company to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water; two areas 
off Central Wharf to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water; an area extending from 
Long Wharf to Union Wharf to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water. The con- 
tract prices for this work were: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 
38.5 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work was completed Sept. 22, 1931, at a con- 
tract cost of $66,933.02. 

Neponset River, Boston 
The dredging in Neponset River, in front of property of the Frost Coal Com- 
pany, under contract of Nov. 5, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company, was completed Dec. 16, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,186.22. 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay, Dredging Coulter's Beach 
The placing of sand and gravel at Coulter's Beach, Freeport Street, under 
contract of Nov. 25, 1930, with Henry R. Worthington, for the purpose of filling 
depressions and providing an even slope of beach, was completed Dec. 15, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $4,106.52. 



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This work was made necessary by the dredging carried out in accordance with 
the provisions of Chapter 317 of the Acts of 1929. 

Hough's Neck, Quincy, Dredging 

The dredging of a channel and basin at Hough's Neck under contract of Nov. 
25, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company, was completed 
Jan. 23, 1931, at a contract cost of $14,987.14. 

Repairs to Sea Walls, Hull and Quincy 

An inspection made in the summer of certain sea walls on Boston Harbor showed 
the necessity for repairs to concrete masonry walls built by the Commonwealth 
in Hull and Quincy. A letter contract for this work was made Aug. 26, 1931, with 
P. J. Tuffey. Work under this contract, completed Oct. 28, 1931, included repairs 
to the sea wall at Hough's Neck, Quincy, at a cost of $1,071.18, and to walls at 
Allerton Point, Pemberton Point and Stony Beach in Hull at a cost of $543.40. 

During these repairs it became apparent that a section of the wall at Stony Beach 
should be rebuilt and further repairs made to that wall and to the sea wall at 
Pemberton Point. On Nov. 10, 1931, a contract was made with Bradford Weston 
to construct about 55 linear feet of new sea wall and to place concrete footing 
under and in front of about 245 linear feet of existing sea wall at Stony Point, and 
to place concrete footing under and in front of about 1 75 linear feet of existing wall 
at Pemberton Point. The contract prices for this work are: for furnishing all 
labor and materials and constructing the new concrete sea wall, $10 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing all labor and 
materials and constructing the concrete footings under and in front of existing 
walls, $12 for each cubic yard of concrete measured in the completed work. This 
work is now in progress. 

Winthrop Harbor Dredging 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, on a petition cf the Winthrop Yacht Club and 
others for dredging a basin at the Yacht Club and a channel leading southerly to 
deep water. Statement was made at this time as to the interest of the town in 
the deposit of the dredged material for filling at the playground in process of 
construction at Point Shirley. 

A contract was made on May 19, 1931, with the Saybrook Dredging Company 
to dredge the basin at the Winthrop Yacht Club approximately 900 feet long and 
300 feet wide to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and to deposit the dredged 
material as filling upon an area largely flats approximately 550 feet long and 
350 feet wide belonging to the town at Point Shirley. The contract prices for this 
work are: for dredging and disposing of dredged material in disposal area specified, 
55 cents per cubic yard measured in situ; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
$15 per cubic yard. This work was completed Sept. 29, 1931, at a contract cost 
of $31,851.05. Toward this cost a contribution of $368 was made by the Win- 
throp Yacht Club, and a contribution of $15,124 by the Town of Winthrop. 

On Nov. 10, 1931, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company 
to furnish labor, tools and equipment and to remove boulders from the basin of 
the Winthrop Yacht Club, Winthrop, at the following contract prices: for towing 
equipment and crew to the site of the work and returning same after completion, 
including all incidental expenses, the lump sum of $95; for rental of floating plant, 
including lighter or dredge, tow boat, scows and all other necessary equipment 
including the crew to operate the equipment, supplies, repairs and all other inci- 
dental expenses, $89 for each day of eight hours the equipment is used on the 
work; for each hour worked by the diver and tender including equipment and all 
incidental expenses connected therewith, $5 for each hour employed on the work. 
This work is now in progress. 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, on petition of the Cottage Park Yacht Club 
for the dredging of a basin and a channel from the Clubhouse to the deeper channel 
in Boston Harbor. 

On May 19, 1931, a contract was made with the North Atlantic Dredging Com- 
pany to dredge to a depth of 7 feet at mean low water a channel approximately 



P. D. 54 89 

120 feet wide and 900 feet long, and a basin approximately 250 feet wide and 500 
feet long, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material on the shore, 50 cents per cubic yard, measured in situ; for removing and 
disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 

This work was completed July 12, 1931., at a contract cost of $15,585.00. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $250 was made by the Cottage Park Yacht Club and 
one of $5,000 by the town of Winthrop. 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club 

On Oct. 20, 1931, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a basin abcut 120 feet long and 55 feet wide to a 
depth of 7 feet at mean low water at the Pleasant Park Yacht Club. The contract 
prices for this work are: for dredging basin and disposing of dredged material, 
$1.08 per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

This work was completed Oct. 23, 1931, at a contract cost of $1,499.04. 

Hayward's Creek 

In order to allow the widening of a part of East Howard Street in Quincy, to 
decrease traffic congestion, the Department on Oct. 14, 1931, conveyed to the city 
of Quincy a parcel of land near East Howard Street, to be used for highway pur- 
poses. This deed was given under the provisions of Chapter 135 of the Acts of 
1927. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE 

OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 91, Gen- 
eral Laws, an appropriation of $175,000 was made during 1931, with the following 
condition : — 

"provided, that all expenditures made for the protection cf shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropriation of $30,000 was also available during the year for the main- 
tenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river 
banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from the tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Annisquam River, Gloucester; Chatham 
Shore, Chatham; Cherry Island Bar, Revere; Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset; Con- 
necticut River, West Springfield; East Bay, Barnstable; Lagoon Pond, Oak 
Bluffs and Tisbury; Lewis Bay, Barnstable; Long Beach, Rockport; Manchester 
Harbor, Manchester; Maraspin or Mill Creek, Barnstable; Marshfield Sea Walls, 
Marshfield; Newburyport Breakwater, Newburyport; Phinney's Harbor, Bourne; 
Rockport Harbor, Rockport; Scituate Sea Walls, Scituate; Smith's Cove, Glouces- 
ter; South River, Scituate and Marshfield; Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made, but no work 
has been done to carry out the improvements petitioned for in Cherry Island Bar, 
Revere; Connecticut River, West Springfield; Lagoon Pond, Oak Bluffs and Tis- 
bury; Lewis Bay, Barnstable; Newburyport Breakwater, Newburyport; Phin- 
ney's Harbor, Bourne; Smith's Cove, Gloucester; South River, Scituate and 
Marshfield. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works and 
in the tables of the Appendix accompanying the present report. These reports 



90 P. D. 54 

show localities, character of work, appropriations and expenditures by the Com- 
monwealth, and certain appropriations and expenditures by the Federal Govern- 
ment. 

An account of work done during the year 1931 for the improvement of rivers, 
harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor, follows: 

Allens Harbor, Harwich 
The work of building a timber fence about 100 feet long, of placing stone riprap 
in front of the fence and sand as back filling against it, and of despositing stone 
riprap along the easterly bank northerly of the east jetty, was completed Dec. 29, 

1930, at a contract cost cf $2,783.92. 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, on petition of E. Donald Dodge for dredging 
Aliens Harbor. At this hearing the Selectmen asked, also, for an extension of 
the riprap protective work. 

On Mar. 17, 1931, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Conpany 
for dredging a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and 5 feet deep at r> ean low 
water, through the sand bars southerly of jetties at the entrance to Aliens Harbor, 
and the removal of shoals between the jetties and extending into the basin, to a 
depth of 4 feet at mean low water. The contract prices for this work were: for 
dredging the channel through the sandbars southerly of the end of the west jetty 
and disposing of excavated material on marsh and flats, $1.00 per cubic yard; for 
dredging the channel between the jetties and disposing of excavated material on 
marsh and flats, 40 cents per cubic yard. This work was completed Apr. 15, 

1931, at a contract cost of $4,000. Toward this cost a contribution of $2,000 was 
made by the town of Harwich. 

A letter contract was made June 16, 1931, with George W. Starbuck for re- 
building about 50 linear feet of the outer end of the westerly jetty for the lump sum 
of $650. This work was completed July 3, 1931. 

The extension of the protective work requested by the Selectmen has been 
provided for under contract of Nov. 24, 1931, with George W. Starbuck to furnish 
material and construct a timber fence about 75 feet long, to furnish and place 
about 70 tons of stone riprap in front of the timber fence, about 50 cubic yards of 
sand as backfilling against the completed fence, and about 80 tons of stone riprap 
in strengthening sections of the existing timber fence, at the following contract 
prices: for each linear foot of fence measured in place, including the furnishing of 
all labor and materials and the performance of all excavation, backfilling and inci- 
dental work, $7.75; for each ton of riprap furnished and placed, including all grad- 
ing and incidental work, $4.00. 

This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of this project a contribution 
of $600 has been made by the town of Harwich. 

Amount expended during the year, $8,063.69. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $34,796.96. 

Centerville River, Barnstable 

The work of dredging a channel in Centerville River under contract of July 22, 
1930, with the Trimount Dredging Company, was completed Sept. 1, 1931, at a 
contract cost of $23,746.00. 

During the dredging in this river a large number of stumps and logs were found 
within the limits of the channel. These obstructions were unexpected and not 
provided for by the terms of the contract. The contractor was able, however, to 
remove many of them and to excavate around those remaining, to a depth of 5 
feet below mean low water. 

After the completion of the work about 74 pieces of stump protruding above 
this plane interfered with the safe use of the channel and caused complaints to 
tne Department. 

Under a letter contract of Oct. 28, 1931, with Louis A. Byrne, these stumps 
were removed at a contract cost of $1,575.00. This work was completed Nov. 
25, 1931. 

The dredging in this river has provided for boating a channel 5 feet deep at mean 
low water and 50 feet wide on the bottom, extending about 5,700 feet easterly from 
the foot bridge. In addition, considerable dredging has been done by owners of 



P. D. 54 91 

property along the river. Many of these owners are now constructing piers at 
their premises to facilitate their use of the improved channel. 

Amount expended during the year, $35,810.93. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $44,093.52. 

Chatham Shore Protection 

Hearing was held Apr. 29, 1931, upon petition of the Selectmen of Chatham for 
the placing of riprap at the foot of Lighthouse Bluff and along the shore where 
severe erosion took place during the storms of Mar. 4. and 8, 1931. 

On June 23, 1931, a contract was made with Joseph W. Nickerson for furnishing 
and placing about 5,000 tons of stone riprap at the foot of the bank east of Chatham 
Light, at a contract price of $3.79 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in place in the 
completed work. Under this contract work was completed Aug. 28, 1931, at a con- 
tract cost of $18,757.01. Toward this cost the town of Chatham made a contribu- 
tion of $10,500. 

At the completion of the contract heavy stone riprap and chips had been placed 
for the protection of the bank for a distance of 1,300 feet. 

Amount expended during the year, $19,813.19. Total expenditure to E$ec. 1, 
1931, $19,813.19. 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, on petition of the Selectmen of Cohasset for 
dredging in Cohasset Harbor. 

A contract was made on Sept. 8, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge four areas in Cohasset Harbor, one to a depth of 8 
feet, the others to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. The work was done by the 
hydraulic method at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of 
the excavated material on the marsh and flats by hydraulic process, 48 cents per 
cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. 

This work was completed Oct. 19, 1931, at a contract cost of $18,374.40. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town and of $4,000 by the 
Cohasset Yacht Club and by individuals interested in the dredging. 

Amount expended during the year, $16,371.33. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $113,435.77. 

East Bay, Barnstable 

Hearing was held on Jan. 28, 1931, on petition of the Selectmen of Barnstable 
for dredging in East Bay. 

A contract was made on May 26, 1931, with the Trimcunt Dredging Company 
for dredging a channel at the entrance of Centerville River to a width of 50 feet 
on the bottom and to a depth of 5 feet at mean low water, and for dredging the 
entrance channel to East Bay to a width of 60 feet on the bottom and a depth of 
6 feet at mean low water. The contract prices for this work were: for dredging 
and disposing of excavated material upon the marsh and flats by hydraulic process, 
including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices, 35 cents per cubic yard, 
measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $10 per cubic yard. 
The dredging was completed Aug. 27, 1931, at a contract cost of $7,094.15. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $4,000 was made by the town of Barnstable. 

The dredging done in the entrance to East Bay and in the channel extending 
easterly from the basin in the bay to the footbridge, a distance of 2,400 feet, has 
provided a connection with the channel in Centerville River, so that boats may now 
pass from a point near the head of Centerville River, through the dredged channel 
and into Nantucket Sound. The minimum depth of this channel is 5 feet at mean 
low water and its minimum width 40 feet on the bottom. 

Green Harbor, Marshfield 
The building of the timber fence on the westerly side of the west jetty at the 
harbor entrance, under contract of Oct. 14, 1930, with Owen W. Duffy was com- 
pleted Jan. 3, 1931, at a contract cost of $4,069.75. 



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On Apr. 28, 1931, contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company for 
dredging by hydraulic process a channel and basin to a depth of 6 feet at mean 
low water at Green Harbor, Marshfield, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging channel and basin and disposing of the excavated material on land and 
marsh, including the construction of the necessary dikes, 41.4 cents per cubic 
yard; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work 
was completed Oct. 5, 1931/ at a contract cost of $34,500.28. 

A contract was made Apr. 28, 1931, with Thomas Whalen & Sons, Inc., for the 
rebuilding of the two stone jetties at the entrance to Green Harbor, the construc- 
tion of about 450 linear feet of timber fence westerly of the westerly jetty, and of 
about 196 linear feet of concrete wall at the inshore end of the easterly jetty. The 
contract prices for this work were : for each ton of riprap or stcne chips furnished 
and placed in the completed work, including all incidental work, $3.20; for each 
linear foot of timber fence measured in place, including the furnishing of labor and 
materials, and the performance of all excavation, backfilling and incidental work, 
$6.00; for each cubic yard of concrete measured in place in the completed work, 
including all forms, excavation and incidental work, $14. This work was com- 
pleted July 23, 1931, at a contract cost of $23,406.18. 

Toward the cost of the dredging and of the rebuilding of the jetties, under the 
two contracts of Apr. 28, 1931, a contribution of $30,000 was made by the town 
of Marsn field. 

In July requests were received from the Selectmen and from individuals for 
additional dredging in the harbor. On Oct. 6, 1931, a contract was made with 
the Trimount Dredging Company for dredging by hydraulic process a channel 
6 feet deep at mean low water and 75 feet wide on the bottom, at the following 
contract prices: for dredging channel and disposing of the excavated material on 
the upland and marsh out of tide water within areas approved by the Department, 
38 cents for each cubic yard measured in place; for removing and disposing of all 
boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 

This work was completed Nov. 14, 1931, at a contract price of $19,760. Toward 
the cost of this dredging a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town and one 
of equal amount by individuals interested in the improvement. 

During the year the dredging carried on has provided a channel six feet deep 
at mean low water and 75 feet wide on the bottom, extending from the 6-foot con- 
tour in Cape Cod Bay for a distance of about 2,200 feet to a small anchorage basin, 
and a channel of the same depth and width extending from the anchorage basin 
northerly for a distance of about 1,200 feet to a point about 700 feet southerly of 
the dike across the head of the river. The jetties at the river entrance have been 
reinforced by the construction of a timber bulkhead and a concrete wall, and by 
the placing of riprap. 

Amount expended during the year, $79,476.21. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $158,513.16. 

Gun Rock — Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 

An inspection made in September of the sea wall showed a section of the struc- 
ture at Green Hill broken at the top for a length of about 40 feet to a depth varying 
from two to three feet. A letter contract for the repair of the wall was made with 
Frank H. Barry on Oct. 6, 1931. The work was completed Oct. 19, 1931 , at a con- 
tract cost of $376.23. 

Amount expended during the year, $319.80. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1.931, $78,259.13. 

Herring River, Harwich 

The work of dredging a channel in Herring River from the 6-foot contour in 
Nantucket Sound to the steel highway bridge over the river, under contract of 
Aug. 26, 1930, with the Trimount Dredging Company, was completed Jan. 10, 
1931, at a contract cost of $52,852.50. Contributions amounting to $25,600 were 
made in 1930 toward the cost of this dredging. 

The dredging of an anchorage basin below the Lower County Bridge, under 
contract of Nov. 25, 1930, with the Trimount Dredging Company, was completed 
Jan. 7, 1931 , at a contract cost of $8,000. Toward this cost a contribution of $4,000 
was made in 1930. 



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In January of this year additional dredging in the entrance channel of the river 
was requested. A contract was made on Feb. 17, 1931, with the Trimount Dredg- 
ing Company for dredging the entrance channel of Herring River to depths of 
from 8 feet to 10 feet at mean low water and to widths varying on the bottom 
from 40 feet to 100 feet. The contract price for dredging the channel and dis- 
posing of the excavated material on marsh and flats adjacent to the work, including 
the construction of the necessary dikes, was thirty cents for each cubic yard. This 
work was completed Mar. 2, 1931, at a contract cost of $7,583.40. Toward this 
cost a contribution of $2,000 was made by William H. Doble and one of an equal 
amount by the town of Harwich. 

The dredging in Herring River has provided a channel 3,050 feet long, 6 feet 
deep at mean low water and 60 feet wide on the bottom, extending from the 6-foot 
contour in Nantucket Sound to the Lower County Bridpe, and a channel of the 
same depth and width, 3,750 feet long, extending from the Lower County Bridge 
to the main highway bridge over the river. A basin dredged southerly of the 
Lower County Bridge affords anchorage for boats drawing not more than 6 feet of 
water. 

Amount expended during the year, $45,383.82. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $131,384.96. 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, on petition of the Selectmen of Oak Bluffs for 
dredging in Lake Anthony. 

A contract was made Apr. 28, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company for dredging two areas in Lake Anthony to a depth of 7 feet and 8 
feet, respectively, at mean low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging 
and disposing of dredged material, 42 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work was com- 
pleted June 24, 1931, at a contract cost of $19,012.14. Toward this cost a con- 
tribution of $10,000 was made by the town of Oak Bluffs. 

The completion of this dredging provides in Lake Anthony an anchorage area 
of about 13 acres with a depth of 7 feet at mean low water, and a channel and basin 
with an area of 3.6 acres and a depth of 8 feet at mean low water. 

Amount expended during the year, $21,880.27. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $97,411.51. 

Long Beach, Rockport 

In March request was received from the Selectmen of Rockport for assistance 
in the protection of Long Beach where, during the storm of Mar. 4, 1931, a timber 
bulkhead about 3,300 feet long, owned by the town, was completely destroyed. 
An examination was made of the beach and an estimate of the cost of a timber 
bulkhead and concrete sea wall. 

By Item 625e of Chapter 460 of the Acts of 1931, an appropriation of $25,000 
was made for protective work at this beach upon condition that a contribution of 
an equal amount be made by the Town. 

On Aug. 17, 1931, the contribution of $25,000 was received from the Town of 
Rockport. A contract was made Aug. 18, 1931, with George W. Nicoll Co., Inc., 
for building a concrete sea wall about 3,300 feet long at Long Beach, at a contract 
price of $11.20 for each cubic yard of concrete measured in place in the completed 
work. This work was completed Nov. 15, 1931, at a contract cost of $48,463.52. 

Amount expended during the year, $43,125.74. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $43,125.74. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petition of the Selectmen of Manchester 
for dredging in Manchester Harbor. 

On Apr. 28, 1931, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging four areas in Manchester Harbor, one to a depth 
of 6 feet below mean low water, and three to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, 
at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged mate- 
rial, 56 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard. The work was completed Aug. 25, 1931, at a con- 
tract cost of $12,495.84. Toward this cost a contribution of $6,500 was made by 
the town of Manchester. 



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There is now available in Manchester Harbor a main channel 8 feet deep at mean 
low water extending from the 6-foot contour in the bay to the railroad bridge. 
The outer portion of the channel for a distance of 3,500 feet has a width of 100 feet 
on the bottom, and the inner portion for a distance of 2,000 feet has a width of 
75 feet. 

A section of channel 8 feet deep at mean low water, 50 feet wide on the bottom 
and 600 feet long has been provided on the easterly side of Bow Bell Ledge. With 
vessels entering the harbor the use of this channel is optional, as it connects at each 
end with the wider channel. Anchorage basins adjacent to the main channel 
have been dredged to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water over an area of 20.5 acres. 

Amount expended during the year, $13,398.56. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $189,694.04. 

Maraspin or Mill Creek, Barnstable 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petition of the Selectmen of Barnstable 
for dredging in Maraspin Creek. 

On May 5, 1931, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge a channel in Maraspin Creek to a width of 60 feet on 
the bottom and a depth of 6 feet at mean low water at the following contract prices : 
for dredging and disposing of the dredged material on marsh and flats by hydraulic 
process, including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices, 40 cents per cubic 
yard, measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. This work was completed July 3, 1931, at a contract cost of $11,574. 
Toward this cost a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of Barnstable. 

This dredging has provided a channel 2,250 feet long, 6 feet deep at mean low 
water and 60 feet wide on the bottom, extending from the 6-foot contour in Barn- 
stable Bay to a point near the town landing. This channel affords access for the 
fishing boats to the cold storage plant and greatly facilitates the handling of fish 
at the plant. 

Amount expended during the year, $12,138.52. 

Marshfield Sea Walls 

The work of placing about 300 tons of heavy stone riprap and 100 tons of stone 
chips to protect about 125 feet of bank and timber bulkhead at Brant Rock, under 
contract of Nov. 25, 1930, with Philip B. Oakman, was completed Dec. 10, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $2,500. 

By the storm of Mar. 4, 1931, a section of the granite sea wall southerly of Brant 
Rock was undermined and seriously damaged. Under a letter contract dated 
Apr. 22, 1931, with Philip B. Oakman, a concrete foundation was placed under 
this wall, the stone work dislodged by the sea was replaced, and addi tonal riprap 
deposited in front of the wall. The work was completed June 6, 1931, at a contract 
cost of $5,938.19. Toward this cost a contribution of $1,560.04 was made by the 
town of Marshfield, and one of equal amount by the County of Plymouth. 

The necessity for repairing damages caused by severe storms along the Marsh- 
field shore was brought to the attention of the Legislature by County and Town 
officials during the winter. To provide for protective work in Marshfield, Chapter 
407 of the Acts of 1931 was passed in June, 1931. 

This act authorizes an expenditure of not exceeding $200,000 for the construction 
of a sea wall and the placing of riprap, upon condition that no work is done until 
the Town assumes liability for damages, and pays into the State Treasury the sum 
of $66,666 and until the County so pays the sum of $33,334. The act requires also 
an acceptance by vote of the County Commissioners of Plymouth County and 
by the Town of Marshfield in town meeting. 

Certified copies of the votes of the Town and of the County Commissioners 
accepting the provisions of the Act were filed with the Department in July and 
August, the payments into the State treasury were made by the Town and County 
in August, and a certified vote of the Town of Marshfield submitted, assuming lia- 
bility for damages. 

Under the provisions of this act various contracts have been made for protective 
work along the Marshfield shore. 

Under letter contract of Aug. 27, 1931, with Philip B. Oakman, the sea wall at 
Brant Rock easterly of Ocean Avenue was repaired by constructing concrete foot- 



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ings, a concrete face and replacing sections of the wall with concrete. The work 
was completed Nov. 20, 1931, at a contract cost of $18,786.61. 

A contract was made Sept. 15, 1931, with Raymond A. Bergesson to furnish 
and place about 4,000 tons of heavy stone riprap and 3,000 tons of stone chips to 
protect about 2,000 linear feet of bank, timber bulkhead and concrete sea wall at 
Brant Rock, east of Ocean Avenue and south of Shepard Street, at the following 
contract price: for each ton of riprap and chips furnished and placed in the com- 
pleted work, including the removal of remains of old timber bulkheads, storing of 
material and other incidental work, the sum of $2. This work is now in progress. 

On Sept. 15, 1931, a contract was made also with Louis B. Cadario and Sons to 
build about 4,716 linear feet of concrete sea wall with return walls 25 feet long, 
concrete apron and wing walls, about 650 linear feet of riprap and 82 concrete jet- 
ties, on the beach south of Fieldston. The contract prices are: for furnishing 
materials and constructing the concrete sea wall and jetties, including all excava- 
tion, back filling and incidental work, $7.48 for each cubic yard of concrete meas- 
ured in the completed work; for furnishing materials and constructing concrete 
apron and wing walls, including all excavation, back filling and incidental work, 
the lump sum of $1,250 for the completed work; for furnishing and placing heavy 
stone riprap, including all excavation and incidental work, $3 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds in place in the completed work. This work is now in progress. 

After work was begun upon the wall at Fieldston it was found necessary to 
drive piling for foundations at sections where soft peat was encountered. The 
driving of the necessary piling, under letter contract of Sept. 30, 1931, with George 
W. Starbuck was completed Nov. 25, 1931, at a contract cost of $3,809.04. 

Requests were made as the work went on for an opening in the wall at the end 
of Beach Avenue. This opening and ramp were built by the contractor for the 
lump sum of $1,570. 

Amount expended during the year, $103,997.79. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $130,425.45. 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head 

An inspection made in September at Menamsha inlet and basin showed consid- 
erable damage by the March storm to the outer beach separating the waters of 
Vineyard Sound from the basin. A section of sea wall was broken, riprap washed 
down, filling back of the wall carried away and erosion was advancing rapidly on 
the westerly side of the entrance channel where the old timber bulkhead has 
disintegrated. 

On Nov. 3, 1931, a contract was made with Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corpo- 
ration for furnishing and placing about 2,900 tons of stone riprap and chips and 
about 340 cubic yards of sand fill in three separate locations at Menamsha Inlet 
in Chilmark and Gay Head, at the following contract prices: for each ton of riprap 
or stone chips furnished and placed in the completed work, including all incidental 
work, $4.19; for furnishing and placing 340 cubic yards of fill, including all inci- 
dental work, the lump sum of $300. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $105.05. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1931, 
$117,097.16. 

New Bedford State Pier 

The larger portion of this pier has been, since September, 1927, under lease to 
the Lamport Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

The lease provides for the use by the Company of a specified portion of the 
pier for a period of ten years beginning Sept. 1, 1927, at a rental of $6,000 per year 
for the first five years, and of $10,000 per year for the five years following. The 
Company agrees by the terms of the lease to provide reasonable facilities for vessels 
desiring to use the present unenclosed area of the pier for water-borne commerce, 
as well as reasonable accommodation for loading and unloading cargo. The charges 
made for such uses of the pier are to be those established by the Department, 
effective since July 15, 1925. 

By Item 625a of Chapter 460 of the Acts of 1931, an appropriation of $50,000 
was made for building an addition and for improvements to the State Pier. Under 
the provisions of this Act two contracts were made in July for work at the pier. 

On July 14, 1931, a contract was made with Frank C. Taylor for furnishing all 



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necessary material and labor for the construction of a pile and timber platform 
about 565 feet long and 40 feet wide on the north side of the State Pier at New 
Bedford, at unit prices. The work was completed Nov. 23, 1931, at a contract 
price of $49,078.03. 

A contract was made on July 14, 1931, with P. J. McNally and Sons for the 
construction of an opening 14 feet wide and 15 feet high through the Immigration 
Shed at the New Bedford State Pier to provide an approach to the timber platform, 
and for laying concrete pavement in the adjacent driveway and yard. The con- 
tract prices for this work were: for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment 
necessary to make alterations to the immigration shed, the lump sum of $839; 
for concrete pavement laid in driveway and approach, $2.26 per square yard of 
concrete measured in place in completed work. This work was completed Sept. 1, 
1931, at a contract cost of $2,062.79. 

The completion of the pile and timber platform adds materially to the facilities 
at the pier for handling cargoes, particularly cotton, which may now be unloaded 
directly from vessel to truck and taken from the pier to mill or warehouse. This 
direct loading was not practicable at the pier before the construction of this addition. 

Although the platform was not completed until Nov. 23, 1931, requests were 
made for docking of vessels before that date and the first cargo was actually dis- 
charged Nov. 7-8. Since that time the platform has been used to its full capacity. 

Minor repairs to the pier have been carried on during the year. 

Amount expended for operation, maintenance and improvement during the year, 
$46,728.86. 

Income during the year, $6,000.00. 

Total expenditure for operation, maintenance and improvement to Dec. 1, 1931, 
$99,917.41. 

Oak Bluffs Sea Walls 

The Selectmen of Oak Bluffs immediately after the storm of Mar. 8, 1931, called 
the attention of the Department to the damage resulting to a section of concrete 
wall easterly of the entrance to Lake Anthony. A length of wall of about 60 feet 
was undermined by this storm and moved forward. As this structure affords pro- 
tection to the inshore end of the easterly jetty at the entrance to Lake Anthony, 
its condition was a menace to the security of other improvements by the Com- 
monwealth at Lake Anthony. 

On Sept. 1, 1931, a contract was made with Joseph W. Nickerson to straighten 
about 50 linear feet of concrete sea wall, to place a concrete footing under the wall 
and a concrete capping on top of about 150 linear feet of sea wall at the entrance 
to Lake Anthony. The contract prices for the work were: for furnishing labor 
and equipment and straightening the existing concrete sea wall, the lump sum of 
$200; for furnishing each bag of Portland cement used in the concrete, including 
all form work, sand, gravel, excavation and backfilling, and all incidental work 
in connection with placing the concrete footings and cap on the wall, $3.33. This 
work was completed Oct. 3, 1931, at a contract cost of $1,288.91. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,396.85. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $141,077.77. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 

An appropriation of $4,000 was made by the Legislature this year for the main- 
tenance and repair of property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote of the 
Governor and Council on July 17, 1924. 

The work of building concrete and gravel walks and setting granite curbing 
on the driveway to the State Pier, under contract of Nov. 25, 1930, with Domenik 
Romano was completed Dec. 15, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,158.79. 

A letter contract was made June 9, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for driving four piles on the outer face of the State Pier and 
fitting a section of timber fender. This work was completed June 15, 1931, at a 
contract cost of $200. 

On Nov. 17, 1931, a letter contract was made with the Beattie Corporation for 
repairs to the canopy over Plymouth Rock. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,713.89. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $40,400.97. 



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Proyincetown Tercentenary Commission 

During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission an4 placed under the control of the Department June 23, 
1926, has been cared for from funds appropriated for the use of the Province Lands. 
One employee of the Department has been kept at work during the summer to 
maintain this park in proper condition. 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport 

Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petition of the Selectmen of Rockport, and 
others, for dredging two areas in Rockport Harbor. 

A contract was made May 19, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging two areas in Rockport Harbor, one north of "T 
Wharf" approximately 150 feet wide by 300 feet long with an approach channel 
35 feet wide and 150 feet long; the other an irregular area south and east of "T 
Wharf," approximately 100 feet wide by 900 feet long. The contract prices for 
this work were: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 50 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. The work was completed Aug. 4, 1931, at a contract cost of $16,088.50. 

Toward the cost a contribution of $4,250 was made by the town of Rockport. 

Amount expended during the year, $17,177.18. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $32,897.46. 

Scituate Sea Walls 

First Cliff. Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petition of the Selectmen of 
Scituate and others for repairs at First Cliff at the inshore end of the jetty. 

Under letter contract of June 16, 1931, with John J. Johnson, 200 tons of stone 
riprap were placed at the northerly end of First Cliff and at the inshore end of the 
southerly jetty at the entrance to Scituate Harbor at a contract cost of $863.84. 
Toward this cost a contribution of $500 was made by the town of Scituate. 

North Scituate. Under letter contract of Apr. 7, 1931, with Frank H. Barry, 
repairs were made to the section of sea wall off Surfside Avenue at a contract cost 
of $729.81. Toward this cost a contribution of $437.08 was made by the town of 
Scituate. 

Third Cliff. The riprap placed in previous years for the protection of the shore 
at Third Cliff was damaged by the storm of Mar. 4, 1931. .In some of the areas 
affected, additional riprap is required, but in others adequate protection could be 
provided by returning the dislodged stone to its former position. Under a 
letter contract with Frank H. Barry, dated July 3, 1931, the work of replacing the 
dislodged riprap within certain areas was completed Aug. 15, 1931, at a contract 
cost of $1,003.87. 

Work Under Special Legislation 

Hearings were held Jari. 28, 1931, upon petitions Of the Selectmen of Scituate 
for the extension of sea walls at Sand Hills and Cedar Point and for the building 
of a new sea wall along the beach near the wreck of the old pilot boat "Columbia." 

By Chapter 424 of the Acts of 1931 the Department was authorized to expend 
for the extension of sea walls and other shore protection in Scituate a sum not 
exceeding $75,000, upon condition that no work should be begun until the town 
voted to accept the provisions of the Act, assumed liability for damages and paid 
into the treasury of the Commonwealth $25,000, and until the County Commis- 
sioners of Plymouth County voted to accept the Act and paid into the treasury 
of the Commonwealth, $12,500. 

In July and August the Selectmen and the County Commissioners filed certified 
copies of the votes accepting the provisions of the statute, and paid the required 
sums into the State treasury. The Town of Scituate also voted to assume all 
liability for damages. 

Under authority of this act work has been carried out for the construction, ex- 
tension and repair of sea walls in Scituate, and for riprap protection of the shore, 
as follows: 

Cedar Point 
On Aug. 11, 1931, a contract was made with Crowley and Downey for building 
284 linear feet of concrete sea wall at Cedar Point at a contract price of $9.90 for 



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each cubic yard of concrete measured in place in the completed work. This work 
was completed Oct. 7, 1931, at a contract cost of $3,406.89. 

Humarock Beach 

On Aug. 11, 1931, a contract was made with the Atwood-Thomas Construction 
Company for building about 1,385 linear feet of concrete sea wall with a return 
wall 25 feet long and twenty-six concrete jetties, at Humarock Beach, at the 
following contract prices: for furnishing materials and constructing the concrete 
sea wall and jetties, including all incidental work, $9.20 for each cubic yard of 
concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing and placing 4-inch yellow 
pine plank for openings in concrete wall, including the cost of materials, labor and 
all incidental work, ten cents for each board foot of lumber in place in the com- 
pleted work. This work was completed Nov. 10, 1931, at a contract cost of 
$25,114.16. 

North Scituate 

A contract was made Aug. 18, 1931, with Thomas Joseph McCue to build 8 
concrete jetties and about 600 linear feet of concrete sea wall in two sections with 
an opening in one of the walls for the passage of vehicles. The contract prices for 
this work were: for furnishing material and constructing concrete sea walls and 
jetties, including all excavation, backfilling and incidental work, $10 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing lumber for and 
placing the same in the opening in the concrete wall, including all fitting and inci- 
dental work, 5 cents for each foot board measure of lumber in place in the com 
pleted work. 

This work was completed Nov. 28, 1931, at a contract cost of $10,659.13. 

Sand Hills 

On Aug. 4, 1931, a contract was made with Crowley and Downey for the con- 
struction of about 312 linear feet of concrete sea wall, with an opening for the 
passage of vehicles, at the Sand Hills near the wreck of the Pilot Boat "Columbia" 
at the following contract prices: for furnishing materials and constructing the con- 
crete sea wall, including all incidental work, $10.02 for each cubic yard of concrete 
measured in the completed work; for furnishing all equipment and labor, the 
removal of timber bulkheads, the wreck of the Pilot Boat "Columbia" and the 
disposal of the same and all incidental work, the lump sum of $400; for furnishing 
4-inch yellow pine plank, including the cost of materials, labor and all incidental 
work, the lump sum of $50. This work was completed Oct. 1, 1931, at a contract 
cost of $5,127.54. 

A contract was made Oct. 6, 1931, with Crowley and Downey for the construc- 
tion of a concrete sea wall and six concrete jetties at the northwesterly end of the 
Sand Hills, at the following contract prices: for furnishing material and con- 
structing the concrete sea wall, including all incidental work, $9.90 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in the completed work; for furnishing materials and 
constructing six concrete jetties, including all incidental work, $9.90 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in the completed jetties. This work was completed 
Nov. 10, 1931, at a contract cost of $5,252.95. 

A contract was made on Oct. 27, 1931, with Thomas Joseph McCue for placing 
a concrete top, face and footing on an existing concrete sea wall at the Sand Hills, 
and the construction of about 378 feet of wall along the shore of Scituate Harbor 
at Cedar Point and the repairing of about 120 feet of existing sea wall in the vicinity. 
The contract prices for this work were: for furnishing material and constructing 
the concrete top, face, footing and jetties, $8.70 per cubic yard of concrete meas- 
ured in the completed work; for furnishing %" twisted steel reinforcing rods, four 
cents per pound; for furnishing material and constructing the new wall at Cedar 
Point and for repairing the existing wall, $8.70 per cubic yard of concrete measured 
in the completed work. 

This work was completed Dec. 19, 1931, at a contract cost of $8,455.01. 

Third Clijf 
On Aug. 25, 1931, a contract was made with John P. Cavanagh for placing about 
2,000 tons of heavy stone riprap to protect the face of a portion of the bluff at 



P. D. 54 99 

Third Cliff. The contract price for furnishing and depositing the stone is $2.24 
per ton. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended for sea walls and other work of shore protection in Scituate 
during the year, $59,978.02. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1931, $384,296.47. 

Taunton River Improvement 

. Chapter 405 of the Acts of 1930 provides: 

"The department of public works may expend, from such appropriation as may 
hereafter be made, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars, in addition to 
the sum of thirty thousand dollars hereinafter referred to, for the improvement for 
navigation of that part of the Taunton river extending from the city of Fall River 
to Weir village in the city of Taunton, and for payment for land purchased or taken, 
for land damages and other rights, and for the privilege of depositing material on 
land and flats of and adjoining said river; provided, that no part of said sums 
shall be available or expended until the congress of the United States shall approve 
a project, and make appropriation therefor, to improve that part of said river 
extending as aforesaid, by the construction therein of a continuous channel to a 
depth of at least twelve feet at mean low water; and provided, further, that no 
expense shall be incurred hereunder until said city of Taunton shall have con- 
tributed the sum of thirty thousand dollars toward the cost of the improvement 
herein authorized and shall have paid such sum into the state treasury, nor until 
said city of Taunton shall have agreed with said department to construct and/ or 
maintain, as directed and approved by said department, a suitable wharf or ter- 
minal in connection with such improvement." 

The project for the improvement of this river by the Federal Government was 
adopted by Act of Congress approved July 3, 1930, requiring that local interests 
shall provide, without expense to the United States, a suitable turning basin near 
the head of navigation and suitable bulkheaded areas for spoil disposal. 

By order adopted by the Municipal Council of Taunton Feb. 10, 1931, approved 
by the Mayor Feb. 13, 1931, the sum of $30,000 was appropriated by the city for 
its share of the cost of the improvement; On Feb. 17, 1931, the Municipal Council 
voted to provide any additional funds required for the turning basin and spoil 
areas. This vote was approved by the Mayor Feb. 18. 1931. 

The Municipal Council of Taunton voted, also, on Feb. 24, 1931, to make such 
improvements in the existing municipal wharf as may be necessary to satisfy the 
requirements of the Department in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
405 of the Acts of 1930. This vote was approved by the Mayor on Feb. 25, 1931. 

Chapter 245 of the Acts of 1931 made an appropriation of $70,000 to carry into 
effect the provisions of Chapter 405, Acts of 1930. 

Proposals for dredging in Taunton River to a depth of 12 feet at mean low water, 
a channel generally 100 feet wide from a point about 1,600 feet above the railroad 
bridge across the river at Somerset up to a point about 1,100 feet above Cobb's 
Wharf, Dighton, a total distance of about 17,100 feet, were received by the District 
Engineer, U. S. A., at Providence on June 15, 1931. The contract was awarded 
to the Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company and this portion of the project has been 
completed. It is expected that work will be continued in 1932 and completed in 
1933. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee 
Hearing was held Jan. 28, 1931, upon petitions of the Selectmen of Falmouth, 
and others, for rebuilding and raising the height of the breakwater and for dredging 
in Waquoit Bay. 

A contract was made on June 9, 1931, with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel from Nantucket Sound into Waquoit 
Bay, about 5,000 feet long, 60 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean 
low water, and for rebuilding the stone jetty at the entrance to the bay. For 
this work the contract prices were: for dredging and disposing of the excavated 
material on marsh and flats by the hydraulic process, including the construction 
of the necessary dikes and sluices, 25 cents per cubic yard measured in place; for 
removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 per cubic yard; for riprap or stone chips 
furnished and placed in the completed work, $6.70 per ton. 



100 P. D. 54 

This work was completed Sept. 2, 1931, at a contract cost of $33,820.67. Toward 
this cost a contribution of $15,000 was made by the town of Falmouth and of $500 
by the town of Mashpee. 

The dredging of the channel and the strengthening of the jetty has provided 
better facilities for navigation and increased normal range of tides about one foot. 
This increase materially improves the drainage of low areas around the bay, and 
creates better conditions for shellfish. 

Amount expended during the year, $35,889.90. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $93,314.40. 

West Harwich Shore, Harwich 

An inspection made in April of the wire fence built last year showed considerable 
damage by storm. Under a letter contract of Apr. 30, 1931, with Louis A. Byrne, 
repairs were made to this fence for the lump sum of $385. 

Requests from the Selectmen and irom owners of shore property were received 
during the summer for further protection along this shore. In the opinion of the 
Department the results desired can be attained by the building of from fifteen to 
twenty short jetties at intervals along the beach. This requires an expenditure 
estimated at $25,000. 

The town of Harwich is unable at present to make the necessary contribution 
of one-half the cost of the entire project, but has asked that a part of the work be 
done as soon as possible and has made a contribution of $2,500 for the purpose. 
Specifications for the construction of four stone jetties are now being prepared. 

Amount expended during the year, $385. Total expenditure to Dec. 31, 1931, 
$20,813.30. 

Westport Harbor, Westport 

An inspection made in July of the breakwater built by the Commonwealth at 
the entrance to Westport Harbor showed that the greater part of the structure 
has settled two or three feet. A survey made in October revealed changes in the 
harbor depth indicating that the breakwater has resulted in the improvement of 
the harbor for purposes of navigation. 

On Nov. 3, 1931, a contract was made with George W. Starbuck for furnishing 
and placing about 400 tons of stone riprap and chips in the stone jetty on the 
westerly side of Westport Harbor, at a contract price of $5.40 for each ton of riprap 
or stone chips furnished and placed in the completed work. This work is now in 
progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $472.62. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1931, 
$19,497.69. 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth 

The work of dredging the entrance channel and anchorage basin in Wild Harbor, 
under contract of May 6, 1930, with the Trimount Dredging Company, was 
completed Dec. 15, 1930, at a contract cost of $17,718.79. 

This harbor has now an entrance channel 700 feet long, 60 feet wide on the 
bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low water, and an anchorage basin of the same 
depth with an area of 2.7 acres. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,777.30. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $55,128.66. 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 

The work of dredging the entrance channel to Witchmere Harbor, under contract 
of Nov. 5, 1930, with William E. Burke was completed Dec. 10, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $5,241.60. 

During the progress of the work requests were received for the dredging of the 
bar southerly of the entrance channel. Under a letter contract of Jan. 8, 1931, 
with William E. Burke this work was completed Jan. 27, 1931, at a contract cost 
of $1,999.80. Toward this cost a contribution of $500 was made by individuals 
interested in the improvement. 

Amount expended during the year, $7,620.41. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $63,415.54. 

MISCELLANEOUS 
Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred, 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, Acts of 1888. 



P. D. 54 101 

This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more acres of land. 
Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of the Governor 
and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great ponds was later given 
by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, chapter 91, General Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to: Baddacook 
Pond, Groton; Benson's Pond, Middleborough; Benton Pond, Otis; Big Sandy 
Pond, Plymouth; Cedar Pond, Carver; Cedar Pond, Lynn; Crystal Lake, New- 
ton; Dunham Pond, Carver; Forge Pond, Granby; Great Herring Pond, Ply- 
mouth; Great Indian Pond, Plympton and Kingston; Lake Nipmuc, Mendon; 
Lake Nippinicket, Bridgewater; Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield; Lake Tashmoo, 
Tisbury; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Little Sandy Pond, Plymouth; Maquan 
Pond, Hanson; Nine Mile Pond, Wilbraham; Oyster Pond, Edgartown; Santuit 
Pond, Mashpee; Sherman Lake, Brimfield; Silver Lake, Wilmington; Simon's 
Pond, Sandisfield; Sippowisset Pond, Falmouth; South Cotuit Pond, Barnstable; 
White Island Pond, Plymouth; Whites Pond, Plymouth. 
' During the year surveys of the following great ponds have been made: 

Batemans Pond, Concord 

Area at time of survey . . . . 19 . 64 acres 

Area includes about 2 acres which has been excavated to enlarge pond. 
Area of natural pond not determined. Maximum depth, 11.8 feet. 

Laurel Lake, Lee- Lenox 
Area at time of survey .... 151.32 acres 
Area of natural pond . . . . . 1 10 . 87 acres 

Area of flowed pond ..... 169.82 acres 
The natural pond area is divided between the two towns as follows : — 

92 . 95 acres in Lee 
17.92 acres in Lenox 
Maximum depth, 50.8 feet. 

Benton or Parish Pond, Otis 

Area of pond at time of survey . . . 59 . 33 acres 

Natural pond area . . . . 59 . 33 acres 

Area of island in pond * 0.15 acres 

Maximum depth . . . . . . . 28 . feet 

Clamshell Pond, Clinton 

Area of pond at time of survey. . . 26.46 acres 

Natural pond area ..... 26.46 acres 

Maximum depth . . . . . 27 feet 

Access to Great Ponds 

During the year two petitions relative to access to great ponds have been con- 
sidered in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923. 

Public Hearing before the joint board was held on December 17, 1930, upon a 
petition of ten citizens of the Commonwealth for the establishment of a right of 
way to Dunham Pond in the town of Carver. A special report to the legislature 
was made under date of January 9, 1931, stating: 

"The Board is of the opinion that public necessity and convenience require the 
establishment of a right of way to Dunham Pond. 

"The Board, therefore, recommends that the county commissioners of Plymouth 
County be authorized and directed to provide a right of way for public access 
to Dunham Pond." 

Chapter 306 of the Acts of 1931 was passed in May, authorizing and directing 
the County Commissioners of Plymouth County to lay out a right of way in 
Carver from Tremont Street to Dunham Pond for public access, in accordance 
with plans approved by the Department of Public Works. 

On May 20, 1931, the joint board gave a public hearing upon the petition of 
ten citizens of the Commonwealth for the establishment of a right of way for 
public access to Simon's Pond or Lake Marguerite in the town of Sandisfield. No 
further action has been taken. 



102 P. D. 54 

Benson's Pond, Middleborough 

Benson's Pond is a great pond belonging to the Commonwealth, with an area 
of about 32 acres, but it is very shallow and at times practically dry. During the 
year a request was made by one of the owners of property upon the shore to be 
allowed to buy the pond area and convert it into cranberry bogs. The work of 
draining the pond and constructing cranberry bogs within the reclaimed area was 
recommended by the State Reclamation Board as the drainage would create 
conditions in the pond area unfavorable te the breeding of mosquitoes. 

In April, Chapter 243 of the Acts of 1931 was enacted, providing, 

"Subject to the written approval of the governor and council, and to such 
terms, conditions, restrictions and reservations as the department of Public Works 
may, with such approval, impose, the said department may convey, in the name 
and on behalf of the commonwealth, all the right, title and interest which the 
commonwealth has the power to convey in and to Benson's Pond, so called, in- 
cluding the waters and the land under the same, situated in the southerly part 
of the town of Middleborough and containing approximately twenty-five acres. 
Said conveyance shall be subject to any private rights in the property conveyed 
and shall be in a form approved by the attorney general." 

After the passing of this Act a petition was filed by George A. Cowen, owner 
of property upon the shore of Benson's Pond, asking for conveyance to him of the 
title of the Commonwealth to this pond in order that he might drain the pond 
area and convert it to cranberry bogs." Hjs petition was accompanied by a plan 
showing in detail the work proposed. 

A public hearing, duly advertised, was held by the Department at the State 
House on Sept. 16, 1931. No evidence was received by the Board of any opposi- 
tion to the project proposed by Mr. Cowen. 

Under date of Oct. 13, 1931, under the provisions of Chapter 243 of the Acts 
of that year, a deed was signed conveying to George A. Cowen the right, title and 
interest of the Commonwealth in Benson's Pond. This conveyance was approved 
by the Governor and Council Oct. 21, 1931. 

This instrument provides that the work shown upon the plan submitted shall 
be carried out within five years, and that unless the draining and developing of 
the entire pond area for cranberry culture is completed within that period, all 
right, title and interest in the property shall revert to the Commonwealth. 

Cape Cod Canal Landing Place 

Chapter 441 of the Acts of 1931 provides: 

"Section 1. The department of Public works is hereby authorized and directed 
to request the war department of the United States to grant a permit and recom- 
mend a suitable locatiQs. for the construction of a pier on the Cape Cod canal for 
the purpose of providing thereat adequate facilities and equipment for the handling 
of passengers and freight of ocean-going and other vessels, including in such permit 
authority to dredge a channel to said pier to accommodate such vessels. After 
the said department of public works has obtained the permit and recommendation 
as to location, said department may expend such sum, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, as may hereafter be provided. 

"Section 2. To meet the expenditures necessary in carrying out the provisions 
of section one, the state treasurer shall upon request of the department issue and 
sell, at public or private sale, bonds of the commonwealth, registered or with 
interest coupons attached, as he may deem best, to an amount, to be specified 
from time to time by the department, but not in excess of two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars in the aggregate. All such bonds shall be designated on their 
face, Cape Cod Canal Pier Loan, and shall be on the serial payment plan for a 
maximum term of ten years dating from the time when the permit and recom- 
mendation required in section one has been obtained. Said bonds shall bear 
interest, payable semi-annually, at such rate as the state treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, shall fix. 

"Section 3. Upon the completion of the work authorized in section one, said 
department shall have the supervision, control and maintenance of said pier, 
facilities and equipment, and shall make such rules and regulations and establish 



P. D. 54 103 

such reasonable rates for the use of said pier, facilities and equipment as may be 
approved by the governor and council." 

On June 26, 1931, at two o'clock in the afternoon the Department gave a public 
hearing, duly advertised, in the Town Hall at Bourne, to all persons interested 
in the provisions of the Act. One of the purposes of this hearing was to secure 
expressions of opinion as to the preferable location for the pier authorized by the 
statute. The greater number of those present at the hearing appeared to be 
strongly in favor of the building of the pier at the Buzzards Bay end of the canal. 

The Department under the provisions of the Act has requested the War Depart- 
ment to grant a permit and recommend a suitable location for the construction 
of the pier. No further action can be taken by the Board until the necessary 
authorization is received from the War Department. 

Province Lands 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown comprises about 3,810 acres lying northerly and westerly of a- 
line described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the Board 
of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision of this 
area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried on 
since 1894. To check the movement of the sand, the barren dunes are first cov- 
ered with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches 
about two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 inches 
deep. The transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This work 
is followed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Four acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush; 10,000 
native pines on the sod have been transplanted and 350,000 seedlings of Scotch 
and Austrian pines planted. Bayberry has been planted along the new road for 
a distance of about one-half mile. 

The work of building a sand marsh sod and timber dike about 3,200 feet long 
across Race Run under contract of July 15, 1930, with Frank H. Barry was com- 
pleted Feb. 20, 1931, at a contract cost of $18,950. The filling of areas back of 
the dike, the replacing of sod and the care of drains has been carried on by the 
force employed by the Superintendent upon these lands. 

Under the provisions of Chapter 386 of the Acts of 1930, the Department on 
Dec. 17, 1930, conveyed to the United States a tract of land containing about 
4.77 acres westerly of the northerly end of the State Highway at Sea View, for use 
as a site for a Coast Guard Station. 

The sum of $298.35 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year from 
licenses issued for cultivating and picking blackberries on the bogs and for mowing 
meadows and from permits for occupying areas on these lands. 

Amount expended during the year, $11,457.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $157,235.79. 

State Boundary Lines 

The work of resetting monuments found damaged during the perambulation of 
the State Line in 1930 was completed this year by the carrying out of the following 
work : 

Massachusetts-Rhode Island Line, — Bounds numbered 5, 7, 25, 34, 35, 61, 62, 
78, 83, 116, 117, 126 and two line stones on Newport Avenue, Attleborough and 
Pawtucket, reset. 

Massachusetts-Connecticut Line, — Bound Dudley-Woodstock "C" moved 
and reset. 

Massachusetts-New Hampshire Line, — Bound numbered 116 moved easterly 
about 75 feet and reset. 

Town Boundary Lines 

During the year a survey was made of a portion of the boundary line between 
the towns of Newbury and Rowley crossing Plum Island River. Line stones were 
placed to mark this line as defined by Chap. 402, Acts of 1931. 

The location of a bound stone was also determined on the Sharon- Walpole line 
and the bound at the three town corner of Lynn-Lynnfield-Peabody was relocated. 



104 P. D. 54 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
By Chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter .564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, Re- 
solves of 1917, co-operation was established between the Commonwealth and the 
Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, so that results 
of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and other 
work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been obtained for 
use by the Department and are available for other Departments of the Common- 
wealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during the year, 
$5,000. 

During the year two new gauging stations were established, one on the south 
branch of the Hoosac River in Adams and one on the north branch of the Hoosac 
River in North Adams. 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Department is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of the 
Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points 
and stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations 
as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following triangulation points were deter- 
mined and permanently marked on the ground and the geographical positions 
furnished to the Land Court: 41 stations in Nantucket; 7 stations in Duxbury. 
Amount expended during the year, $987.99. 

Licenses and Permits 

During the year 140 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River and 115 permits for miscel- 
laneous purposes. The Department also approved 127 permits granted by cities 
and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor, 1859- 

1931, Inclusive 

Payments To Nov. 30, 1930 1931 Total 

Boston Harbor 

Dredging and filling . 

Maintenance of property 

Special appropriation 

Contributions . 
Commonwealth Flats, East Boston 
Commonwealth Flats, South Boston 

Special appropriation 
Castle Island .... 

Dredging and filling . 

Maintenance of property . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South 
Boston : 

Construction .... 

Maintenance .... 

Dredging .... 

Operation and supervision 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East 
Boston : 

Construction . . 

Operation and supervision 

Maintenance .... 

1 Contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corporation in 1921, $4,000.00; by 
Bethlehem Ship Building Corporation in 1930, $10,000.00. 

2 Appropriated by City of Boston in 1926, $10,000.00. 



$1,417,933 18^ 










$100,815 


44 






84 


00 






66 


85 






~ 


— 


$1,518,899 47 


3,093,326 83 " 




— 


3,093,326 83 


4,872,123 69 










20,000 


00 


4,892,123 69 


738,821 71 










1,407 


00 






125 


00 


740,353 71 


4,014,790 45 








550,892 94 


63,649 


60 




22,050 36 








1,414,159 94 


122,088 


65 


6,187,631 94 


1,199,703 23 








103,458 40 


8,967 


49 




13,335 18 


2,211 


87 


1,327,676 17 



P.D. 54 

Payments 

Commonwealth Pier No. 6, South 
Boston : 
Construction . 
Maintenance . 

Dry Dock . 

Hayward Creek . 
Dredging and filling 

Mystic River 

Maiden River 

Chelsea Creek 

Commercial Point, Dorchester Bay 

Maintenance of Property of Com- 
monwealth (in addition to main- 
tenance items listed above) 



105 



To Nov. 30, 1930 1931 



Total 



1,092,149 06 


— 


* 


51,937 90 


— 


1,144,086 96 


3,169,651 15 8 


— 


3,169,651 15 


385,959 61 « 


— 






20 00 


385,979 61 


428,897 17 » 


— 


428,897 17 


32,268 70 • 


— 


32,268 70 


60,561 88 


— 


60,561 88 


53,213 10 




53,213 10 


310,962 39 


33,842 65 


344,805 04 



$23,026,196 87 $353,278 55 $23,379,475 42 



Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1931, In- 
clusive 



Contributions by 



Locality and Character of Work 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, dredging . 

Dorchester, easterly shore, dredging and survey 

Harbor View, dredging 

Hingham Harbor, dredging 

Hough's Neck, Quincy, dredging . 

Island End River, Everett, survey 

Jeffries Point Channel, dredging . 

Mystic River (near Lawrence and Wiggin Wharf) 

dredging 
Neponset River, dredging . 
Old Harbor Cove, dredging 
Orient Heights Channel, dredging 
Pemberton Point, Hull, breakwater 
Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, dredging 
Point Allerton, Hull, sea wall 
Point Shirley, Winthrop, dredging * . 
Quincy Bay, dredging. 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, dredging 
South Boston, southerly shore, dredging 
Stony Beach, Hull, sea wall 
Town River, Quincy, survey and dredging 
Weir River, Hull, dredging . 
Wessagussett Channel, dredging . 
Weymouth Fore River, dredging . 
Winthrop Harbor Channels, dredging 



Municipality 
or Others 

$6,250 00 
1,000 00 

6,500 00 
7,500 00 



10,000 00 



60,000 00 

3,000 00 

50,000 00 

7,150 00 



16,050 00 
45,000 00 

8,250 00 
17,192 00 



Total 
Expenditure 

$37,967 29 

210,742 60 

146 00 

41,595 12 

46,088 31 

264 10 

4,563 93 

5,927 70 

103,616 40 

10,520 48 

45,412 38 

90,520 98 

15,805 10 

75,127 05 

3,713 37 

71,263 17 

2,110 96 

129,542 08 

12,326 09 

57,473 27 

205,336 48 

815 20 

69,469 09 

72,769 80 



$237,892 00 $1,313,116 95 



3 Additional amount paid by State Treasurer from Development of the Port of Boston Loan sinking 
fund in settlement of claims, $17,877.73. 

4 Contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem Ship Building Corporation, 
$38,600.00; paid by State Treasurer for land taking, $3,725.27. 

5 Contrivution by Merrimac Chemical Company in 1920, $15,000.00; in 1922, $4,182.50; contribution 
by Beacon Oil Company in 1920, $50,000.00. 

6 Expended by United States Government, $31,000.00; contribution by Standard Oil Company of New 
York, $600.00. 



106 



P. D. 54 



Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work 
From December 1, 1930, to November 30, 1931 



Location and Character of Work 



Contributions Expenditures 



Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence, riprap and 
jetties ........ 

Barnstable Harbor, dredging .... 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, dredging and 
jetties ........ 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea walls and riprap 
Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 
Chatham, riprap ...... 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, dredging and survey . 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, excavation and dike 

repairs . .... 

Gloucester Fish Pier .... 

Great Ponds, survey .... 

Green H,arbor, Marshfield, dredging 
Gun Rock Point, Hull, sea wall repairs 
Herring River, Harwich, dredging 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general expenses 
Lagoon Pond, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, survey 
Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, jetties and dredging 
Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging 
Little Harbor, Cohasset, survey .... 

Long Beach Rockport, concrete sea wall 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester, dredging . 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, survey 
New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 
New Bedford State Pier, construction and alterations 
Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, dredging 
Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance 
Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation . 
Rock Harbor, Orleans, removal of wreck 
Rockport Harbor, Rockport 
Salisbury Beach, survey .... 

Scituate, shore protection: .... 

Cedar Point, Scituate, sea wall 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, riprap 
North Scituate, Surf side, sea wall and jetties 
Sand Hills, Scituate, sea walls and jetties . 
Humarock Beach, Scituate, sea wall and jetties 
Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap 
General Surveys, Scituate 
South River, Marshfield and Scituate, survey 
Taunton River, survey .... 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, dredging and jetty repairs 
Water conservation ...... 

West Falmouth Harbor, removal of logs from channel 
West Harwich, Harwich, jetty repairs and shore pro- 
tection . . . 
Westport Harbor, Westport, survey and jetty repairs 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 
Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, survey 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich . . 



$2,600 
5,000 



104,947 

4,000 

10,500 



00 
00 



06 
00 
00 



9,000 00 



40,000 00 
4,000 00 



10,000 00 



500 

26,000 

6,500 



500 
437 



00 
00 
00 



4,250 00 
37,500 00 



00 

08 



30,000 00 
15,500 00 



2,500 00 



500 00 



$8,063 69 
12,138 52 

5,887 39 

103,997 79 

35,810 93 

19,813 19 

16,371 33 

513 75 

396 91 

1,687 55 

79,476 21 

319 80 

45,383 82 

3,417 79 

309 75 

21,880 27 

173 45 

1,476 77 

43,125 74 

13,398 56 

105 05 

4,090 56 

42,638 30 

5,971 57 

4,713 89 

11,457 87 

165 00 

17,177 18 

1,397 06 

3,853 38 

995 44 

11,186 50 

16,043 74 

22,493 66 

5,022 06 

383 24 

724 85 

1,904 55 

35,889 90 

5,134 52 

170 03 

385 00 
472 62 

4,777 30 
10 00 

7,620 41 



$314,234 14 $618,426 89 



— 


$119,792 10 


$12,427 50 


34,796 96 

195 95 

1,306 22 


13,250 00 


171,498 69 


6,500 00 
55,535 75 


55,786 05 
30,693 16 
81,075 56 


22,595 00 


182,413 47 


111,503 66 
2,500 00 


50,000 00i 
130,425 45 

617 19 
39,719 69 

166 11 



P. D. 54 107 

Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1931, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and Its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contribution by- 
Municipality Total 
Location and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Acushnet River, inspection and dredging 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, shore protection, dredging, 
jetties and riprap ...... 

Allen's Pond, Dartmouth, survey. 

Angle Tree Monument, reservation 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, removing 
ledges and riprap .... 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, sur- 
vey, dredging and stone breakwater . 

Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, dredging 

Bass River, Beverly, dredging .... 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredging 
and survey ....... 

Beach Street, Scituate — See Scituate. 

Beverly Harbor, Beverly, dredging 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea walls 

Brewster, Skaket Inlet, survey 

Buck's Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey and dredging 

Buzzard's Bay, Falmouth, survey 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, jetties 

and riprap 16,500 00 42,557 04 

Cataumet Harbor — See Megansett Harbor. 

Cedar Point, Scituate — See Scituate. 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 

Chatham, riprap . 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater and dredging 

Concord River, Billerica — removing boulders 

Connecticut River, investigation of navigation and 
surveys . . 

Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey wall and riprap 

Connecticut River, Hadley, protective work, diver- 
sion wall and survey . . . 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap . 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and protective 
work ........ 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and lighting 
old piers ....... 

Connecticut River, Northampton, protective work . 

Connecticut River, North field, riprap . 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall . 

Connecticut River, Springfield and West Springfield, 
protective work ...... 

Conservation of Waters — investigation 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 
bulkhead repairs ...... 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, jetties and dredging . 

Deacon's Pond Harbor — See Falmouth Inner Har- 
bor. 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging ... 

East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and removing 
scows ........ 

1 $50,000 expended by United States Government. 

2 From 1888 inclusive. 

3 From 1891 inclusive. 



19,711 50 

10,500 00 

42,691 88 

150 00 


44,093 52 

19,813 19 

113,435 77 

1,664 59 


— 


8,878 96 
18,814 42 


640 00 


25,789 02 


5,000 00 
1,000 00 


118,740 95» 
51,238 61 


1,991 29 


9,253 27 


1,000 00 


1,195 32 
1,524 20 
9,028 90 
7,379 58 


— 


12,510 08 ' 
76,764 54 


13,183 38 
9,000 00 


83,243 85 
70,754 18 


27,000 00 


92,653 35 


10,000 00 


70,924 23 



108 



P. D. 54 



Expenditures and Contributions, Etc. — Continued 

Contributions by- 
Municipality 



Locality and Character of Work or Others 
Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, survey and cut in 

beach 300 00 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty 

repairs ........ — 

Essex County beaches, survey .... — 

Essex River, Essex, dredging .... — 

Fall River Harbor, improvement ... — 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, sea wall and riprap . 22,210 04 
Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall and 

riprap . . . " . . 31,500 00 
First and Second Cliffs, Scituate — See Scituate. 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . 3,300 00 

Gay Head, survey ...... — 

Glades, North Scituate — See Scituate. 

Gloucester Fish Pier ...... — 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall . . . 35,000 00 
Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and re- 
moving ledges ...... 15,000 00 

Great Head, Winthrop — See Winthrop Shore. 

Great Ponds, survey ...... — 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging and sur- 
vey 42,500 00 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater and sea wall re- 
pairs 16,135 41 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 3,8G6 00 

Herring Creek, Scituate, survey .... — 

Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and fence . 36,100 00 

Herring River, Wellfleet, dikes and ditches . . 10,000 00 

Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and survey — 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, survey ... — 

Hull, sea wall and jetties . . . . . 8,882 06 

Humarock Beach, Scituate — See Scituate. 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater . 2,500 00 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general ex- 
penses ........ — 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty, wall, riprap and dredg- 
ing . 3,800 00 

King's Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruction. — 

Lagoon Pond, Tisbury and Oak Bluffs, survey . — 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, jetties and dredging . 15,000 00 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation . — 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey .... — 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging . 18,809 29 

Little Harbor, Cohasset, survey .... 500 00 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging . . . 2,500 00 

Little River, Gloucester, survey . . . — 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . . 4,500 00 

Long Beach, Rockport, sea wall . . . 26,000 00 
Lynn Harbor, Lynn, anchorage basin, survey and 

dredging 5,200 00 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and filling 37,500 00 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester, survey, jetties and 

dredging ,. -. . 83,000 00 

Mattapoisett Harbor, survey .... — 

Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth, dredging 12,730 00 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, jetties, 

* $5,000 expended by United States Government. 



Total 
Expenditure 

3,496 64 

20,174 18 

1,000 00 

76,304 33 ■ 

1,130 18 

70,667 71 

150,396 26 

17,477 53 
555 42 

396 91 
60,000 00 

148,786 71 

18,340 55 

158,513 16 

78,259 13 

25,155 04 

253 76 

131,384 96 

34,509 38 

21,271 67 

2,011 29 

38,485 08 

65,017 76 

39,515 52 

59,079 55 
166 41 
309 75 

97,411 51 
345 32 
402 24 

66,804 73 
1,476 77 

11,166 16 
862 93 

61,603 36 

43,125 74 

121,609 22 
163,431 53 

189,694 04 

255 48 

52,116 66 



109 



P. D. 54 



Expenditures and Contributions, Etc., -Continued 
UXPENmi vn* Contributions by 



Locality and Character of Work 
dredging, sea wall and riprap - 
Merrimack River, investigation . - . • 

Mul River, Gloucester, survey and dredging , ■ 

MltchelVs River, Chatham, survey and dredging 
Monument Beach, Bourne, survey 
Nahant, survey . • • ■ -, redgine 

gSSSSSaS^. Orleans, dredging 
Mpw Bedford Harbor, dredging . * ' - j * 

New Bedford State Pier, pier shed and dredging & 
New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 
Newburyport Harbor, survey • • ■ • 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, breakwater, dredging 

NoT* Rrvet Marshfield, surveys and removing rocks 

North River, Salem, survey 

North Scituate — See Scituate. 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks •...:•„ 

Oak Bluffs, sea walls, bulkhead and jettiea 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey . . 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging 

Orleans, survey . - - 

Palmer's Pond, Falmouth, survey 

Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredgmg and repamng 

pj<*amansett River, Dartmouth, dredging and jetty 
SSeTstod aosnold, pile wharf and survey . 
Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey 

^IrS'R^Newbury and Newburyport, 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old piling 
Plvmouth Memorial Park, maintenance • 
PoCt Shirley Winthrop - See Winthrop Shore. 
Pnnonesset Bkv Barnstable and Mashpee dredging 
IXw River Amesbury, dredging channel and np- 

rapping wall . 
Province Lands, Provmc»town . • 

Provincetown Harbor, shore protection 
Oiiamouisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey . 

§u3 Hlrbor, Orleans, survey and dred ging 
Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier 
Revere, stone breakwater . 
"Rock Harbor, Orleans, dredging . • • 

lockport HaAor, Rockport, dredging and removin 

rocks • 
Salem Harbor, Salem, survey 

Salisbury Beach, survey 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey . 

Salter's Point, Dartmouth, breakwater 

fSSk^land^rrdSng channel, rip 



Municipality 
or Others 
2,700 00 



Total 
Expenditure 

117,097 16 
1,208 50 
24,899 59 
23,113 92 
326 40 
82 15 
28,529 62 
110 66 
58,982 52 
10,671 24 
18,856 57 
13,446 74* 536,771 63 
— 57,279 11 
__ 115 97 



300 00 
6,000 00 



5,500 00 



5,000 
2,000 



00 
00 



1,950 
1,800 



00 
00 



52,500 00 
1,000 00 



1,200 00 



600 00 



92,794 55 6 



75 00 
500 00 



2,400 00 
4,750 00 



41,385 22 
8,658 75. 
704 52 

594 95 
141,077 77 
143 23 
15,295 89 
104 18 
358 76 

198,010 32 

5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,364 33 

983 31 

324,526 92 

40,400 97 

46,252 33 

502 94 

157,235 79 

28,730 81 

710 31 

2,194 50 

275 00 

60,397 93 

20,832 51 



32,897 
1,509 
1,397 
210 



46 
92 
06 
11 



4,500 00 42,939 57 



s Paid by surety company. f T j nite( j states Government. 

6 $57,000 expended under direction ol unitea oww» 



110 



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Expenditures and Contributions, 



Locality and Character of Work 

rap and jetties ..... 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus . 
Scituate, shore protection: .... 

Beach Street, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater. 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, wall and riprap 

Glades, North Scituate, filling and riprap . 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey, wall and jet 
ties ....... 

North Scituate, Surf side, spur jetties 

Sand Hills, Scituate, wall and jetties 

Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey 

General Surveys, Scituage 
Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys 
Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 
Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 
Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty 
Shirley Gut, survey ..... 
Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey 
Smith's Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 
South River, Marshfield and Scituate, survey 
South River, Salem, dredging 
South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and exca 

vation ...... 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey 
Taunton-Brockton waterway, investigation 
Taunton River, survey and dredging 
Taunton River, Boston Harbor Canal, survey 
Taunton River, Massachusetts Bay Canal, survey 
Third Cliff, Scituate — See Scituate. 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing sea wall . 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater and 

dredging ...... 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall, bulk 

heads and dredging .... 

Wareham River, Wareham, survey and dredging 
Warren's Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey 
Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap 
Water Conservation — See Conservation of Waters 
Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging 
West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville . 
West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, surveys, dredg 

ing and breakwater .... 

West Harwich, shore protection . 
Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties 
Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension and re 

pairs ...... 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging 
Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, sea walls and protective 

work ....... 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredging 
Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 
Wrecks, removal from tide water 
Yarmouthport Harbor, survey 



Etc. — Continued 
Contributions by 
Municipality 
or Others 



2,000 00 
37,500 00 
17,333 52 
21,446 64 

2,797 92 
13,250 78 

37,816 38 
2,194 68 
4,511 26 

75,193 10 

53,300 00 

500 00 

13,000 00 

1,500 00 



3,875 00 
3,000 00 

42,500 00 

2,380 50 

1,000 00 

17,500 00 
5,000 00 
9,713 98 



1,500 00 
16,128 07 

11,473 75 
6,000 00 



15,000 00 

40,500 00 
3,500 00 
1,500 00 

7,000 00 



Total 
Expenditures 

80,579 84 
20,845 17 

34,782 50 

41,298 70 

14,048 96. 

30,737 96 

79,772 72 

28,229 19 

28,667 80 

126,375 40 

383 24 

205,865 94. 

17,774 34 

25,088 55 

24,555 10 

97 05 

615 66 

13,466 16 

724 85 

13,462 ,66 

203 42 
10,803 01 

5,278 18 
30,601 73 

9,932 75 
11,786 71 

11,945 01 

45,518 25 

93,314 40 

42,567 93 

25,099 86 

14,968 75 

17,600 29 
114,517 57 

63,520 95 

20,813 30 

6,037 29 

19,497 69 
55,128 66 

97,557 52 
63,415 54 
6,968 86 
20,283 69 
95,977 37 



$1,488,444 63 $7,542,485 09 



P. D. 54 



111 



Federal Appropriations and Expenditures 



Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, are shown in the following tables furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 

Table No. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement 
(Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1931.) 
Locality Expenditures Appropriations 



Newburyport Harbor 

Gloucester Harbor 

Beverly Harbor 

Salem Harbor 

Lynn Harbor 

Mystic River 

Boston Harbor 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River 

Weymouth Fore River . 

Weymouth Back River 

Scituate Harbor .... 

Plymouth Harbor 

Cape Cod Canal .... 

Operating and care, Cape Cod Canal 

Provincetown Harbor . 

Pollock Rip Shoals 

Cross Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 

Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket 

New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor 

Fall River Harbor 

Taunton River .... 



$500,900 00 

538,194 00 

246,690 41 

107,956 57 

472,817 27 

306,684 84 

13,480,743 04 

128,176 44 

641,150 00 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

421,184 80 

11,990,934 54 

- 828,528 56 

348,062 72 

1,314,105 57 

6 67 

694,582 83 

1,073,339 11 

491,777 84 

206,548 '88 



$500,900 00 

548.183 00 
246,690 41 1 
107,956 57 
711,937 00 
306,684 84 

13,527,362 58 

128,176 44 

641,150 00* 

27,000 00 

126,590 98 

421.184 80 » 
12,187,555 45 

844,000 00 

348,062 72 

1,332,845 68 

27,000 00 

694,582 83 

1,217,852 58 

664,614 47 

""314,329 19 



$33,945,975 07 $34,924,659 54 



Table No. 2. — Localities in Which Work is Not Now in Progress 

(Compiled from data furnished by the United States Treasury Department and the 

Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army) 



Locality 
Merrimack River .... 
Maiden River 
Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of Refuge 
Bass River . . ... 

Buzzard's Bay Harbor 
Canapitset Channel 
Chatham Harbor 
Cohasset Harbor 
Duxbury Harbor 
East Dennis Breakwater 
Edgartown Harbor 
Essex River .... 

Hingham Harbor 

Hyannis Harbor .... 
Ipswich River .... 
Kingston Harbor 
Little Harbor, Woods Hole . 
Manchester Harbor 



Expenditures 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 34 

2,500 00 

5,312 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,267 07 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 



Appropriations 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

1,500 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

39,000 00 

221,267 07 

7,500 00 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

24,300 00 



1 Exclusive of $100,000 contributed funds. 

2 Exclusive of $100,000 contributed funds. 

3 Exclusive of $108,400 contributed funds. 

4 Exclusive of $62,000 contributed funds. 



112 

Locality 

Marblehead Harbor 
Martha's Vineyard Harbor 
Powow River 
Rockport Harbor 
Town River 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 
Wareham Harbor 
Wellfleet Harbor . 
Westport Harbor and River 
Winthrop Harbor 
Woods Hole Channel . 

Total . 



Total of Table No. 1 
Total of Table No. 2 



Expenditures 

833 43 

7,000 00 

50,940 72 

91,229 25 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

95,997 30 

11,365 57 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

343,599 92 



P. D. 54 

A ppropriations 

1,900 00 

7,000 00 

51,000 00 

91,232 57 

37,577 41 

60,000 00 

96,236 00 

16,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

344,000 00 



$3,660,094 69 $3,682,590 97 



RECAPITULATION 



Expenditures 
$33,945,975 07 
3,660,094 69 



Appropriations 
$34,924,659 54 
3,682,590 97 



$37,606,069 76 $38,607,250 51 

Expenditures on Boston Harbor and Its Tributaries to June 30, 1931 
(The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include 
tributaries heretofore improved.) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Boston Harbor proper i $13,480,743 04 $13,527,362 58 

Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 

$13,787,427 88 $13,834,047 42 

1 Including Chelsea Creek. 






114 



P. D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


207 


Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company 


May 6, 1930 


237 


Race Run Dike — Province Lands 


Frank H. Barry .... 


July 15, 1930 


238 


Boston Harbor, dredging off India, 
Central and Long Wharves. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


July 15, 1930 


239 


Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging. 


Trimount Dredging Company 


July 22, 1930 


241 


Eaet Boston, dredging off Cunard 
Docks (Grand Junction Wharves) 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


July 15, 1930 


243 


Herring River, Harwich, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Aug. 26, 1930 


244 


East Boston, dredging adjacent to 
Simpson Works. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Sept. 2, 1930 


245 


Commonwealth Pier 5, additions to en- 
gineering offices. 


Carl S. Helrich 


Aug. 26, 1930 


248 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, timber 
fence. 


Owen W. Duffy Co. 


Oct. 14, 1930 


249 


South Boston, painting exterior of build- 
ing on Grasselli Wharf and of garage 
under viaduct. 


Maurice M. Devine 


Oct. 28, 1930 


250 


Aliens Harbor, Harwich, timber fence 
and riprap. 


Joseph W. Nickerson 


Nov. 12, 1930 


251 


Neponset River, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Nov. 5, 1930 


252 


Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, dredg- 
ing. 


William E. Burke 


Nov. 5, 1930 


253 


Northern Avenue, sea wall 


William R. Farrell 


Nov. 18, 1930 


254 


Hough's Neck, Quincy, dredging . 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Nov. 25, 1930 


255 


Coulter's Beach, Savin Hill Bay, plac- 
ing sand or gravel. 


Henry N. Worthington . 


Nov. 25, 1930 


256 


Pilgrim Memorial Park, Plymouth, 
concrete walks, etc. 


Domenik Romano. 


Nov. 25, 1930 



P. D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1931 



115 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1931 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1931 



Estimated 
Amount of 
Contract 



Completed 
Dec. 15, 1930 



Completed 
Feb. 20, 1931 
Completed 
Dec. 23, 1930 



Completed 
Sept. 1, 1931 



Completed 
Mar. 21, 1931 



Completed 
Jan. 10, 1931 



Completed 
Mar. 26, 1931 



Completed 
Dec. 19, 1930 



Completed 
Jan. 3, 1931 



Completed 
Dec. 11, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 29, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 16, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 10, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 4, 1930 

Completed 
Jan. 23, 1931 



Completed 
Dec. 15, 1930 

Completed 
Dec. 15, 1930 



For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial on shore, 57 cents per cubic yard meas- 
ured in situ. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $18,950. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 36 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial on marsh, upland and beach, 35 cents 
per cubic yard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $10 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 44.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel and disposing of dredged 
material upon adjacent flats, 58 cents per 
cubic yard; including building dikes and re- 
moving section of lower County Bridge. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing labor and materials and build- 
ing addition to engineering offices, $17,890. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing and 
setting new wire glass, $1.25 for each light 
of glass placed. 

For reputtying Fenestra sash, 35 cents for 
each light of glass puttied. 

For each linear foot of fence measured in place, 
including furnishing of all labor and mate- 
rials and performing of all excavations, 
backfilling and incidental work, $5.50. 

For furnishing labor and equipment for paint- 
ing by spraying under compressed air the 
exterior of two buildings, the lump sum of 
$595. 

For each linear foot of fence, measured in 
place, including furnishing of labor and ma- 
terials, $6. 

For each ton of riprap furnished and placed, 
including all grading and incidental work, 
$4.65. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 74 cents per cubic yeard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 60 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap along toe of 
sea wall, including all incidental work, $4.73 
per ton of riprap in place. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 49 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing sand or sand and 
gravel, including all incidental work, $1.20 
per cubic yard of material placed in the work. 

For straight granite curbing set in place, $2.05 
per linear foot. 

For curved granite curbing set in place, $2.25 
per linear foot. 

For concrete walk in place, $2.25 per square 
yard. 

For gravel walk in place, $1.25 per square yard. 



$4,684 29 

6,064 00 

3,014 55 
23,746 00 

6,893 12 

27,265 31 

16,389 34 

3,681 29 

1,966 00 

413 48 

2,783 92 

1,186 22 

5,241 60 

2,920 30 
14,987 14 

4,106 52 

1,158 79 



$17,718 79 

18,950 00 

20,097 00 
23,746 00 

31,979 04 

52,852 50 

42,752 60 

18,377 96 

4,069 75 

716 93 

2,783 92 

1,186 22 

5,241 60 

2,920 30 
14,987 14 

4,106 52 
1,158 79 



$19,500 00 

18,950 00 

20,097 00 
25,000 00 

31,979 04 

51,640 00 

42,752 60 

18,377 96 

4,069 75 

716 93 

2,785 50 

1,352 00 

4,940 00 

2,838 00 
14,720 00 

4,106 52 
1,158 75 



116 



P. D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


257 


Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap . 


Philip B. Oakman 


Nov. 25, 1930 


258 


Staples Wharf, South Boston, repairs. 


Maurice M. Devine 


Dec. 2, 1930 


259 


Herring River, Harwich, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Nov. 25, 1930 


260 
261 


Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston, 
installation of wall outlets for elec : 
trie service. 

Herring River, Harwich, dredging en- 
trance channel. 


Mass. Electric Construction Com- 
pany. 

Trimount Dredging Company 


Feb. 10, 1931 
Feb. 17, 1931 


262 


Allen's Harbor, Harwich, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Mar. 17, 1931 


263 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, dredging . 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Apr. 28, 1931 


264 


Manchester Harbor, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Apr. 28, 1931 


265 


Lake Anthony, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Apr. 28, 1931 


266 


Maraspin Creek, Barnstable, dredging. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


May 5, 1931 


267 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, rebuilding 
stone jetties. 


Thomas Whalen & Sons, Inc. . 


Apr. 28, 1931 


268 
270 


Commonwealth Pier 5, repairing fend- 
ers and platform. 
Rockport Harbor, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 

Company. 
Bay State Dredging and Contracting 

Company. 


May 5, 1931 
May 19, 1931 


271 


Winthrop Harbor, dredging near Win- 
throp Yacht Club. 


Saybrook Dredging Company 


May 19, 1931 


272 


Cottage Park, Winthrop, dredging . 


North Atlantic Dredging Company. 


May 19, 1931 


273 


East Bay, Barnstable, dredging . 


Trimount Dredging Company 


May 26, 1931 



P. D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1931 



117 



Condition of 
Work 



Completed 
Dec. 10, 1930 
Completed 
Feb. 17, 1931 
Completed 
Jan. 7, 1931 



Completed 
Mar. 13, 1931 

Completed 
Mar. 2, 1931 



Completed 
Apr. 15, 1931 



Completed 
Oct. 5, 1931 



Completed 
Aug. 25, 1931 



Completed 
June 24, 1931 



Completed 
July 3, 1931 



Completed 
July 23, 1931 



Completed 
July 28, 1931 
Completed 
Aug. 4, 1931 



Completed 
Sept. 29, 1931 



Completed 
July 12, 1931 



Completed 
Aug. 27, 1931 



Contract Prices 



For placing riprap and chips, $3.85 per ton. 
Unit prices ...... 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial on marsh and flats, 40 cents per cubic 
yard. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and installing 65 wall outlets 
for electric service, $1,130. 

For dredging channel and disposing of dredged 
material on marsh and flats adjacent to 
work, including construction of necessary 
dikes, 30 cents per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel through sand bars 
southerly of end of west jetty and disposing 
of excavated material on marsh and flats, 
$1.00 per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel between jetties and dis- 
posing of excavated material on marsh and 
flats, 40 cents per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated ma- 
terial on land and marsh, including con- 
struction of necessary dikes, 41.4 cents per 
cubic yard. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 56 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 42 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated ma- 
terial on marsh and flats, including the con- 
struction of necessary dikes and sluices, 40 
cents per cubic yard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For each ton of riprap or stone chips furnished 
and placed in completed work, $3.20. 

For each linear foot of timber fence measured 
in place, including furnishing of all labor 
and materials, and performing of all excava- 
tion, backfilling and incidental work, $6.00. 

For each cubic yard of concrete measured in 
place in the completed work, including all 
forms, excavation and incidental work, $14. 

Unit prices ...... 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 50 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial in disposal area specified, 55 cents per 
cubic yard measured in situ. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $15 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial on the shore, 50 cents per cubic yard, 
measured in situ. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated mate- 
rial on marsh and flats by hydraulic process, 
including construction of necessary dikes 
and sluices, 35 cents per cubic yard meas- 
ured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $10 
per cubic yard. 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1931 



$863 75 
3,491 00 
8,000 00 

1,469 66 
7,583 40 

4,000 00 



34,500 28 



12,495 84 



19,012 14 



11,574 00 



23,406 18 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1931 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract 



1,347 87 
16,088 50 

31,851 05 

15,585 00 

7,094 15 



$2,500 00 
3,491 00 
8,000 00 

1,469 66 
7,583 40 

4,000 00 



34,500 28 



12,495 84 



19,012 14 



11,574 00 



23,406 18 



1,347 87 
16,088 50 

31,851 05 

15,585 00 

7,094 15 



$2,500 00 
3,630 00 
8,000 00 

1,469 66 
7,500 00 

4,000 00 



31,898 00 



12,495 00 



18,920 00 



12,000 00 



23,720 00 



1,347 87 
16,088 50 

31,915 00 

15,585 00 

7,360 00 



118 



P. D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



274 



275 

276 

277 
278 

279 
280 

281 

282 

283 



Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee, 
dredging and repairs to jetty. 



Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 



East Boston, Jeffries Point, dredging . Trimount Dredging Company 



2S4 



2S5 



286 



287 



288 



Chatham Shore Protection 



Commonwealth Pier 5, reconstruction 

of concrete beams and slabs. 
Boston Inner Harbor, dredging . 



New Bedford State Pier, timber plat- 
form. 

New Bedford State Pier, alterations to 
immigartion shed and concrete pave- 
ment. 



E Street Store, timber platform . 

Long Beach, Rockport, concrete sea 

wall. 



Scituate, Sand Hills, sea wall near 
wreck of Pilot Boat "Columbia" 



Scituate, Sand Hills, sea wail and jet- 
ties at northwesterly end. 



Cedar Point, Scituate, concrete sea 
wall. 



Humarock Beach, Scituate, concrete 
sea wall and jetties. 



Joseph W. Nickerson 



Gunite Construction Company 

Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 



Frank C. Taylor . 
P. J. McNally & Sons 



Klayman Construction Company 
George W. Nicoll Company, Inc. 

Crowley & Downey 



North Scituate sea walls and jetties 



Crowley and Downey. 



Crowley and Downey 



Atwood-Thomas Construction Com- 
pany. 



Thomas Joseph McCue 



Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap 



John P. Cavanagh 



June 9, 1931 



June 9, 1931 



June 23, 1931 

July 7, 1931 
July 7, 1931 



July 14, 1931 
July 14, 1931 



July 15, 1931 
Aug. 18, 1931 

Aug. 4, 1931 



Oct. 6, 1931 



Aug. 11, 1931 



Aug. 11, 1931 



Aug. 18, 1931 



Aug. 25, 1931 



P. D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1931 



119 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1931 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1931 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract 



Completed 
Sept. 2, 1931 



Completed 
July 1, 1931 



Completed 
Aug. 28, 1931 

Completed 
Nov. 18, 1931 
Completed 
Sept. 22, 1931 



Completed 
Nov. 23, 1931 
Completed 
Sept. 1, 1931 



Completed 
Sept. 26, 1931 
Completed 
Nov. 15, 1931 



Completed 
Oct. 1, 1931 



Completed 
Nov. 10, 1931 



Completed 
Oct. 7, 1931 



Completed 
Nov. 10, 1931 



Completed 
Nov. 28, 1931 



In progress 



For dredging and disposing of excavated ma- 
terial on marsh and flats, including the con- 
struction of necessary dikes and sluices, 25 
cents per cubic yard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For each ton of riprap or stone chips fur- 
nished and placed in the completed work, 
$6.70. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 69 cents per cubic yard, scow measure- 
ment. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone riprap 
and granite chips, $3.79 per tone of 2,000 
pounds, in place. 

Unit prices ...... 

For dredging and disposing of dredged mate- 
rial, 38.5 cents per cubic yard, scow meas- 
urement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 

For furnishing labor, materials and equipment 
for alterations to immigration shed, $839. 

For each square yard of concrete pavement 
laid in driveway and approach, $2.26 per 
square yard, measured in place in com- 
pleted work. 

Unit prices ...... 

For each cubic yard furnished and placed in 
the construction of the concrete sea wall, 
$11.20 measured in place in the completed 
work 

For furnishing materials and constructing sea 
wall, $10.02 per cubic yard of concrete 
measured in the completed work. 

For furnishing equipment and labor, for re- 
moving timber bulkheads and the wreck of 
the Pilot Boat "Columbia" and the disposal 
of the same, the lump sum of $400. 

For furnishing 4-inch yellow pine plank, $50. 

For furnishing material and constructing con- 
crete sea wall, including all incidental work, 
$9.90 for each cubic yard of concrete meas- 
ured in completed work. 

For furnishing materials and constructing six 
concrete jetties, including all incidental 
work, $9.90 for each cubic yard of concrete 
measured in completed jetties. 

For furnishing materials and constructing con- 
crete sea wall, including all incidental work, 
$9.90 for each cubic yard of concrete meas- 
ured in the completed work. 

For furnishing materials and constructing con- 
crete sea wall and jetties, including all inci- 
dental work, $9.20 for each cubic yard of 
concrete measured in completed work. 

For furnishing and placing 4-inch yellow pine 
plank for openings in concrete wall, includ- 
ing cost of materials, labor, and all incidental 
work, 10 cents for each board foot of lumber 
in place in the completed work. 

For furnishing material and constructing con- 
crete sea walls and jetties, $10 per cubic 
yard of concrete measured in place of com- 
pleted work. 

For furnishing and placing lumber in opening 
in concrete wall, 5 cents for each foot board 
measure of lumber in place in the com- 
pleted work. 

For furnishing each ton of stone riprap and 
depositing it in place, including all cleaning 
up and incidental work, $2.24. 



$33,820 67 



$33,820 67 



$33,820 67 



1,395 87 



18,757 01 

10,095 36 
70,093 49 



41,716 33 
2,062 79 



4,287 36 
41,116 40 

5,127 54 



4,465 01 



3,406 89 



21,347 04 



9,060 26 



3,844 08 



1,395 87 



18,757 01 

10,095 36 
70,093 49 



41,716 33 
2,062 79 



4,287 36 
41,116 40 

5,127 54 



1,607 00 



18,950 00 

12,788 00 
70,093 49 



48,252 50 
2,062 79 



5,343 95 
44,240 00 

6,311 70 



4,465 01 



3,406 89 



21,347 04 



9,060 26 



3,844 08 



5,252 95 



3,415 50 
25,114 16 



10,659 13 



4,480 00 



120 



P. D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


289 


Oak Bluffs, sea wall near entrance to 
Lake Anthony. 


Joseph W. Nickerson 


Sept. 1, 1931 


290 


Marshfield, sea wall at Fieldston 


Louis B. Cadario and Sons 


Sept. 15, 1931 


291 


Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap . 


Raymond A. Bergesson 


Sept. 15, 1931 


292 


Cohasset Harbor, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Sept. 8, 1931 


293 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, dredging . 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Oct. 6, 1931 


294 


Pleasant Park Yacht Club, Winthrop, 
dredging. 


Bay State Dredging and Contracting 
Company. 


Oct. 20, 1931 


295 
296 


Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston . 
Westport Harbor, repairs to stone 
jetty. 


Michael Solimando 
George W. Starbuck 


Oct. 27, 1931 
Nov. 3, 1931 


297 


Scituate Sea Walls, Sand Hills and 
Scituate Harbor. 


Thomas Joseph McCue 


Oct. 27, 1931 


298 


Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay 
Head, protective work. 


Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corpo- 
ration. 


Nov. 3, 1931 


299 


Hull, sea walls at Stony Beach and 
Pemberton, repairs and rebuilding. 


Bradford Weston .... 


Nov. 10, 1931 


300 


Winthrop Harbor, removal of boulders 
from basin of Winthrop Yacht Club. 


Trimount Dredging Company 


Nov. 10, 1931 


301 


Aliens Harbor, Harwich, timber fence 
and riprap. 


George W. Starbuck . 


Nov. 24, 1931 



P. D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1931 



121 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1931 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1931 



Estimated 

Amount of 

Contract 



Completed 
Oct. 3, 1931 



In progress 



In progress 



Completed 
Oct. 19, 1931 



Completed 
Nov. 14, 1931 



Completed 
Oct. 23, 1931 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 



In progress 



For furnishing labor and equipment and 
straightening existing concrete sea wall, the 
lump sum of $200. 

For furnishing each bag of Portland cement 
used in concrete, including all form work, 
sand, gravel, excavation and backfilling, and 
all incidental work in connection with plac- 
ing concrete footings and cap on the wall, 
$3.33. 

For furnishing materials and constructing con- 
crete sea wall and jetties, $7.48 per cubic 
yard of concrete measured in completed 
work. 

For furnishing materials and constructing con- 
crete apron and wing walls, the lump sum of 
$1,250 for completed work. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone rip- 
rap, $3 per ton of 2,000 pounds in place in 
completed work. 

For each ton of riprap and chips furnished and 
placed in completed work, including re- 
moval of remains of old timber bulkheads, 
storing of material and other incidental 
work, $2.00. 

For dredging and disposing of excavated ma- 
terial on marsh and flats by hydraulic 
process, including the construction of neces- 
sary dikes and sluices, 48 cents per cubic 
yard measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel and disposing of dredged 
material on upland and marsh out of tide 
water, 38 cents per cubic yard measured in 
place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging basin and disposing of the 
dredged material, $1.08 per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 

For each ton of riprap or stone chips furnished 
and placed in completed work, $5.40. 

For furnishing material and constructing con- 
crete top, face, footing and jetties, $8.70 for 
each cubic yard of concrete measured in 
completed work. 

For furnishing ^ " twisted steel reinforcing 
rods, 4 cents per pound. 

For furnishing material and constructing and 
repairing light wall, $8.70 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in completed 
work. 

For each ton of riprap or stone chips furnished 
and placed in the completed work, $4.19. 

For furnishing and placing 340 cubic yards of 
filling, the lump sum of $300. 

For furnishing all labor and materials and con- 
structing new concrete sea wall, $10 for each 
cubic yard of concrete measured in com- 
pleted work. 

For furnishing labor and materials and con- 
structing concrete footings under and in 
front of existing walls, $12 for each cubic 
yard of concrete measured in the completed 
work. 

For towing equipment and crew to site of work 
and returning after completion of work, the 
lump sum of $95. 

For rental of floating plant and all necessary 
equipment, including crew and all incidental 
expenses, $89 for each day of eight hours the 
equipment is used on the work. 

For each hour worked by diver and tender, in- 
cluding equipment, $5 for each hour em- 
ployed on the work. 

For each linear foot of fence measured in place, 
including the furnishing of labor and mate- 
rials and the performance of all excavation, 
backfilling and incidental work, the- sum of 
$7.75. 

For each ton of riprap furnished and placed, 
including all grading and incidental work, 
$4.00. 



$1,288 91 



$1,288 91 



$1,288 91 



61,441 96 



61,441 96 



83,706 24 



11,101 00 



15,618 24 



16,796 00 



1,274 18 



11,101 00 



15,618 24 



16,796 00 



1,274 18 



5,401 72 



5,401 72 



29,096 75 



18,374 40 



19,000 00 



1,748 00 



2,705 40 
2,160 00 



8,050 00 



12,777 82 



2,929 94 



1,200 00 



1,281 25 



122 



P. D. 54 



INDEX 

General 

Appropriations ....... 

Bond issue, State highway and building construction . 
Financial Statements ...... 

Expenditures ....... 

Summary of Income ...... 

General Activities of Department .... 

Office Building for Department * . . . . 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws, as amended 
Personnel ........ 

Recommendations for Legislation .... 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works . 

Relating to Highways 
Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
Bridges, in general ....... 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River . 

Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River 

New Bedf ord-Fairhaven, — over Acushnet River . 
Common Carriers, Permits to use Highways 
Contract Prices, Dec. 1, 1930 to Nov. 30, 1931 . 
Contracts signed during the year 
Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities 

Towns and Counties .... 
Expenditures, Summary for the Year 
Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts 

Emergency Advance Funds 

Mileage ....... 

Statement of Road Projects 
Gas Tax, distribution, under provisions of Chapter 122, Acts of 

1931 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work 
during the Year ....... 

Highway Fund ........ 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts . 
Petitions, Meetings and Hearings ..... 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns . 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 

Towns where Work has been contracted for . 
State Highways . . . . . . . 

Construction and Reconstruction 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in various Counties and Municipalities 
Expenditures under provisions of Chapter 122, Acts of 1931 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropria- 
tion ......... 

Maintenance and Repair ...... 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways 

Petitions received during the year 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter 1930-1931 

Removal of Snow and Ice .... 

Resurfacing and Widening 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 



P. D. 54 



Removal of Brush ....... 

Sidewalk construction on State highways . 

Signs, Direction, Route, Warning, etc. 

State Highway Lighting ...... 

Traffic Accident Studies ...... 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations 

Traffic Count ... .... 

•* Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc. 
Tercentenary Signs ....... 

Town and County Ways ....... 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 

Towns where Work has been contracted for . 

Type of Road and Length contracted for 



Registrations to 



Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Accident Prevention 
Accident Report Letters . 
Aircraft ..... 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received 
Branch Offices .... 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly 
Deaths and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Examinations for Licenses 
Expenditures, Analysis of, for 1931 . 
Headlighting ...... 

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability 
Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions . 

Number of Children killed and injured 

Number of Collisions 

Number of Persons killed and injured . 
Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of . 

Brakes and Lights .... 
Rear Lamps 
Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated ... 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Receipts, Analysis of ... 

Total Receipts credited Highway Fund, 1931 
Revocations and Suspensions ...... 

Safety Work 

Used-car Section 

Motor Vehicle Identification 
Engine Numbers assigned 
Motor Vehicles stolen 
Reports ...... 



Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich ..... 
Benson's Pond, Middleborough . 
Boston Harbor 

Atlantic Avenue Waterfront Dredging 
Commonwealth Flats at East Boston . 
Aircraft Landing Field — Boston Airport . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 



124 

Reclamation of Flats .... 
Commonwealth Flats at South Boston . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 
Development of Land South of Summer Street 
Grasselli Wharf ..... 
Northern Avenue Sea Wall 

Staples Wharf 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 

East Boston, — Abandoned Hulks 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston 

Harbor 1859-1931, inclusive 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small 
Harbors and Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1931, 
inclusive ...... 

Grand Junction Wharves 

Hayward's Creek ..... 

Hough's Neck, Quincy, Dredging 

Hough's Neck, Quincy, Sea Wall 

Hull Sea Walls . 

India, Central and Long Wharves, Dredging 

Jeffries Point Dredging .... 

Neponset River, Boston .... 

Repairs to sea walls, Hull and Quincy 
Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay Dredging 
Coulter's Beach ..... 

Winthrop Dredging ..... 

Cottage Park Channel and Basin 
Pleasant Park Basin .... 

Winthrop Harbor .... 

Cape Cod Canal Landing Place .... 

Centerville River, Barnstable .... 

Chatham Shore Protection .... 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset .... 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and 
streams ..... 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1931 

East Bay, Barnstable 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 

1893 to Nov. 30, 1931, excepting Boston Harbor 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 

Dec. 1, 1930 to Nov. 30, 1931 . 
Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers 

and Harbors to June 30, 1931 . 
Great Ponds ..... 

Access to . 

Dunham Pond, Carver . 

Simon's Pond or Lake Marguerite, Sandisfield 
Surveys ..... 

Green Harbor, Marshfield 

Gun Rock to Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 

Herring River, Harwich . 

Income, Statement of 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs 

Licenses and Permits . 

Long Beach, Rockport 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Maraspin or Mill Creek, Barnstable . 

Marshfield Sea Walls 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head 

New Bedford State Pier . 



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Oak Bluffs Sea Wall 96 

Plymouth, Commonwealth Property . . . ... 96 

Port of Boston Fund 12 

Province Lands ......... 103 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission ... .97 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside of Boston 

Harbor 89 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport ....... 97 

Scituate Sea Walls 97 

Cedar Point 97 

First Cliff 97 

Humarock Beach ........ 98 

North Scituate 97, 98 

Sand Hills 98 

Third Cliff 97, 98 

State Boundary Lines ........ 103 

Taunton River Improvement by Federal Government ... 99 

Town Boundaries ........ 103 

Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of Certain . 104 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee ... 99 

West Harwich Shore, Harwich ...... 100 

Westport Harbor, Westport ....... 100 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth ........ 100 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich ....... 100 



Public Document 



No. 54 



Stye ©0mmottuiraltt| of ilaBBarijttBrtta 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year Ending November 30, 1932 




Publication op this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Financb 
850. l-'34. No. 248. 



3Tf)c Commontoealtf) of ^assacfjuaetta 

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE f 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1932 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Com- 
missioner of Public Works, to submit the thirteenth annual report of the 
Department of Public Works for the year ending November 30, 1932. 

The organization of the Department, as denned in chapter 16, General 
Laws, as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Herman A. MacDonald. 

The Department has completed during the year many of the projects 
inaugurated during the previous year under the provisions of the special 
legislation, chapter 221, Acts of 1931, which made possible the employ- 
ment of many men on highway work. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted 
to 57.17 miles, but there were abandoned or discontinued 16.21 miles of 
State highways, so that the net mileage of State highways amounted to 
1,810.63 miles at the end of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 85.041 
miles of State highways and built 156.648 miles of roads in cooperation 
with cities, towns and counties under the provisions of chapter 90, General 
Laws, and, in addition has constructed 62.902 miles of highways under the 
provisions of Special Acts. Under the provisions of section 26, chapter 
81, General Laws, the Department has had charge of the repair and main- 
tenance of 8,830 miles of public ways, exclusive of State highways in 178 
towns. 

In accordance with the provisions of chapter 122, Acts of 1931, which 
provided for the construction of an office building to accommodate the 
activities of the Department, including the executive and engineering 
offices, as well as the Registry of Motor Vehicles, a contract was executed 
with the F. V. Warren Co., of Philadelphia, Penn., for the erection of the 
building. The work of construction was carried on under the supervision 
of the Architect, Edward T. P. Graham, of Boston. A supplementary 
appropriation, Chapter 21, Acts of 1932, provided sufficient additional 
funds so that a portion of the facing of the building is of Massachusetts 
granite. The Department believes that this building will satisfactorily 
provide for its activities and that the concentration of the various sub- 
divisions into one location with adequate space and light will insure more 
efficient operation. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: — 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 

Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 

Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn. 

Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 

Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: — 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, 
and the towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and 
Tolland in Hampden County. 



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District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden 
Counties, with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire 
County included in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County 
included in Districts Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns 
Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. 0. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H.' C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and 
Nantucket Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston 

harbor, Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, Morgan T. Ryan. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is 
presented herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 
December 1, 1932. Commissioner of Public Works. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to 
make certain investigations, and the reports thereon were made as 
follows : — 

The construction and improvement of certain highways within and near 
the Metropolitan Parks District. Report made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, under chapter 38, Resolves of 1931. (Senate 43 of 
1932). 

New bridge over Saugus River between the city of Revere and the 
city of Lynn. Report made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Department of Public 
Works, under chapter 51, Resolves of 1931. (House 478 of 1932). 

Construction of a bridge over the Weymouth Fore River. Report made 
Dec. 1, 1931, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 54, 
Resolves of 1931. (Senate 42 of 1932). 

Reconstructing Fox Hill Bridge over Saugus River between Saugus 
and Lvnn. Report made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Department of Public Works, 
under"chapter 56, Resolves of 1931. (House 479 of 1932). 

Construction of a breakwater or other protection for the shores of the 
town of Winthrop. Report made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Department of 
Public Works, under Order of Senate adopted June 1, 1931. (Senate 41 
of 1932). 

Proposed connecting links between existing state highways. Report 
made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 
32, Resolves of 1931. (House 42 of 1932). 

Public access to Lake Marguerite, or Simon's Pond, in the town of 
Sandisfield. Report made Mar. 3, 1932, by the Department of Public 
Works, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. (House 1220 of 1932). 

Making of surveys and preparation of plans and estimates of cost 
of a grade separation at the intersection of the riverway and Huntington 
avenue in the city of Boston. Report made Dec. 1, 1931, by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, under chapter 450, Acts of 1931. (House 480 of 
1932). 



P. D. 54 3 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary 
on Dec. 2, 1932, as required by law, that part of the current annual report 
which contains recommendations or suggestions for legislative action 
as follows: — 

1. The Department recommends legislation to facilitate the matter 
of making alterations of grade crossings which are in direct continuation 
of a State highway or of a proposed State highway. 

2. The Department also recommends legislation to facilitate the matter 
of laying out of new State highways across railroads already constructed, 
subject to approval by the Department of Public Utilities. 

3. In order that the Department may have a legal check on the weight 
of broken stone and other material for delivery on highway contracts, 
the Department recommends legislation to provide that the weights and 
measures officials be provided with specific authority to direct a truck 
transporting such material to a particular scale for weighing. 

4. In order to insure that the records of the Registrar of Motor 
Vehicles shall be used principally, in so far as the public is concerned, for 
their protection in recovering damages after accidents and related matters, 
and by governmental agencies in the collection of taxes and the enforce- 
ment of the laws, certain procedure is recommended regarding their use, 
and provision made that fees may be charged for information requested. 

5. The Department recommends legislation to clarify the law relating 
to the amount of the fee to be charged for the registration of motor 
vehicles used by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof, 
so that the fee of $2 will apply to automobiles and trailers, but not to 
motor cycles, the fee for which is defined as $1.50. 

6. The Department believes that the law defining "way" as applied to 
the operation of motor vehicles should be defined as any public highway, 
private way laid out under authority of statute, way dedicated to public 
use, way under control of park commissioners, or any place to which the 
public has a right of access. 

7. In order to avoid delay, and to simplify the procedure in promptly 
removing unsafe vehicles from the highway, provision should be made for 
the suspension as well as revocation of registrations. 

8. In order to reduce the hazards of highway operations the Depart- 
ment recommends legislation to require rear end reflecting devices on 
certain trucks, a device to indicate to the driver of a vehicle whether or 
not headlights are functioning, and to prohibit the use of red lights in the 
direction in which the vehicle is facing. 

Appropriations 
Chapter 170, Acts of 1932, making appropriations for the maintenance 
of Departments, Boards, Commissions, Institutions and certain activities 
of the Commonwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows : 

Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

Item 

214. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial 
bonds maturing during the present year, the sum 
of nine hundred sixteen thousand one hundred 
thirty-two dollars and forty-nine cents, payable 
from the following accounts and funds in the fol- 
lowing amounts : — from the surplus of sinking 
fund revenue, one hundred fifty-five thousand 
dollars; from the Highway Fund, two hundred 
thirty-nine thousand one hundred thirty-two 
dollars and fifty cents; and the remainder from 
the General Fund $916,132 49 

214a. To meet one fourth of the expenditures authorized 



4 P. D. 54 

Item 

by sections one and two of chapter one hundred 
and twenty-two of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and thirty-one, and already in the main incurred, 
which is the proportionate part intended to be 
ultimately met by the commonwealth during the 
current fiscal year, thereby reducing by the sum 
hereby appropriated the amount that may be 

< borrowed under section three of said chapter, 

i without otherwise affecting the authority to 

borrow under said section three the remainder 
of the amount authorized to be borrowed there- 
under, the sum of two million one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be paid 
from the Highway Fund .... 2,125,000 00 

Interest on the Public Debt 

215. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred ninety-eight thousand four hundred twenty- 
seven dollars and twenty-five cents, of which sum 
two hundred fifty-six thousand three hundred 
sixty-three dollars and seventy five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund 798,427 25 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance 
Division of Insurance: 
298. For .other personal services of the division, including 
expenses of the board of appeal and certain other 
costs of supervising motor vehicle liability in- 
surance, a sum not exceeding one hundred ninety 
thousand four hundred dollars, of which sum not 
more than thirty-five thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund 190,400 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

305. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the 
commissioner, with the approval of the governor 
and council, and for additional clerical and other 
assistance, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
twenty-eight thousand seven hundred dollars, 
of which sum not more than fifty thousand dol- 
lars, may be charged to the Highway Fund to 
cover the estimated cost of collection of the gaso- 
line tax, so-called 228,700 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 

561. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a 
sum not exceeding four hundred thirty-seven 
thousand two hundred dollars, of which sum not 
more than one hundred thirty-eight thousand 
five hundred and twenty dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund ... 437,200 00 

563. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed 
division, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
ninety-one thousand one hundred dollars, of 
which sum not more than one hundred sixty-five 
thousand four hundred and sixty dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund .... 391,100 00 



P. D. 54 5 

Item 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the 
Highway Fund and one third from the Port 
of Boston receipts: , 

582. For the salaries of the commissioner and the asso- 

ciate commissioners, a sum not exceeding nine- 
teen thousand five hundred dollars . 19,500 00 

583. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the 

commissioner, a sum not exceeding nine thousand 

and sixty dollars ...... 9,060 00 

584. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum 

not exceeding two thousand and forty dollars 2,040 00 

Functions of the department relating to high- 
ways (the following appropriations, except 
as otherwise provided, are made from the 
Highway Fund) : 

585. For the personal services of the chief engineer, en- 

gineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand dollars .... 90,000 00 

586. For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and 
necessary office supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand five hundred dollars 10,500 00 

587. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on state highways, a sum not exceeding twelve 

thousand dollars 12,000 00 

588. For the construction and repair of town and county 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million six hun- 
dred thousand dollars .... 1,600,000 00 

589. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of 

public ways, a sum not exceeding one million four 

hundred fifty thousand dollars 1,450,000 00 

590. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 

including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the ap- 
proval of the attorney general; for care and re- 
pair of road-building machinery; and for the 
purchase and improvement of a nursery for road- 
side planting, a sum not exceeding four million 
five hundred thousand dollars .... 4,500,00000 

591. For the purpose of enabling the department of public 

works to secure federal aid for the construction 
of highways, a sum not exceeding four million 
one hundred thousand dollars .... 4,100,00 00 

592. For administering the law relative to advertising 

signs near highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the General 
Fund 15,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

593. For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine hun- 

dred seventy-one thousand dollars, of which sum 
ten thousaand dollars may be charged to the 
General Fund, and the remainder shall be paid 
from the Highway Fund .... $971,000 00 

594. For services other than personal, including traveling 



6 P. D. 54 

Item 

expenses, purchase of necessary supplies and 
materials, including cartage and storage of the 
same, and for work incidental to the registra- 
tion and licensing of owners and operators of 
motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred sixty-six thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Highway Fund 566,000 00 

595. For printing and other expenses necessary in connec- 

tion with publicity for certain safety work, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund . 1,500 00 

Special: 

596. For expenditures by the department of public works, 

as authorized by chapter four hundred and 
twenty of the acts of nineteen hundred and 
thirty, a sum not exceeding five hundred fifty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose and to be paid from the Highway Fund 550,000 00 
Functions of the department relating to 
waterways and public lands: 

597. For personal services of the chief engineer and assist- 

ants, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand 

dollars 52,000 00 

598. For services other than personal, including printing 

pamphlet of laws and the annual report, and for 
necessary office and engineering supplies and 
equipment, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars .... ... 2,00000 

599. For the care and maintenance of the province lands 

and of the lands acquired and structures erected 
by the Provincetown tercentenary commission, a 
sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred dollars . 4,700 00 

600. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing 

damages along the coast line or river banks of the 
commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks 
and other obstructions from tide waters and 
great ponds, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 
thousand five hundred dollars . 22,500 00 

601. For the improvement, development and protection 

of rivers and harbors, tide waters and foreshores 
within the commonwealth, as authorized by 
section eleven of chapter ninety-one of the Gen- 
eral Laws, and of great ponds, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy-five thousand dollars, and any unex- 
pended balance of the appropriation remaining 
at the end of the current fiscal year may be ex- 
pended in the succeeding fiscal year for the same 
purposes; provided, that all expenditures made 
for the protection of shores shall be upon condi- 
tion that at least fifty per cent of the cost is 
covered by contributions from municipalities or 
other organizations and individuals, and that in 
the case of dredging channels for harbor improve- 
ments at least twenty-five per cent of the cost 
shall be so covered 75,000 00 

602. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain 

triangulation points and sections, as required 
by order of the land court in accordance with 



P. D. 54 7 

Item 

section thirty-three of chapter ninety-one of the 
General Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 00 

603. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, 

by the department of public works, a sum not 

exceeding five hundred dollars 500 00 

604. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth 

pier five, including the salaries or other com- 
pensation of employees, and for the repair and 
replacement of equipment and other property, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred six thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts ... 106,00000 

605. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, 

a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars 8,000 00 

606. For the maintenance and improvement of common- 

wealth property, under the control of the depart- 
ment in connection with its functions relating to 
waterways and public lands, a sum not exceeding 
eighty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Port of Boston receipts 85,000 00 

607. For the operation and maintenance of the New 

Bedford state pier, a sum not exceeding eleven 

thousand four hundred dollars 11,400 00 

608. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum 

not exceeding one thousand dollars . 1,000 00 

609. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water 

in the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Specials : 

610. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not 

exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 50,000 00 

611. For the maintenance and repair of certain property 

in the town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-eight hundred dollars 3,800 00 

The following items are to be paid from the 

Highway Fund, with the approval of the 

Metropolitan District Commission: 

633. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 

sum not exceeding five hundred fifty thousand 

dollars . 550,000 00 

634. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum 

not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars . 300,000 00 

635. For the construction of certain boulevards by the 

Metropolitan district commission, as authorized 
by chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and thirty-one, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars 200,000 00 

636. For the maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-two hundred and 
twenty-five dollars 5,225 00 



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Item 

Deficiencies 

For deficiencies in certain appropriations of 
previous years, in certain items, as follows: 

Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 
For other necessary expenses of the uniformed 
division, the sum of twenty thousand one hundred 
thirty-four dollars and forty-five cents, of which 
sum not more than eight thousand forty-eight 
dollars and thirty-seven cents may be charged 
to the Highway Fund 20,134 45 

Department of Public Works 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses of 
traffic signs and lights, and payment of damages 
caused by defects in state highways, with the 
approval of the attorney general, and for care 
and repair of road-building machinery, for the 
years nineteen hundred and twenty-nine and 
nineteen hundred and thirty, the sum of three 
hundred twenty-five dollars and sixty-five cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . 325 65 

Chapter &07, Acts of 1932, in addition to the general appropriation 
act making appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, 
and for certain new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Interest on the Public Debt 

215. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred thirty-four thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose; and sixty-five thousand 
dollars of this sum may be paid from the High- 
way Fund 134,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

585. For the personal services of the chief engineer, en- 
gineers and office assistants, including certain 
clerks and stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose and to be paid from the Highway Fund . 2,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

593. For personal services, a sum not exceeding twelve 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 
and to be paid from the Highway Fund 1,200 00 

Specials : 

596a. For linoleum, furnishings and equipment for the new 
office building for the department of public works, 
a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Highway Fund .... 50,000 00 

596b. (This item combined with item 653a.) 

596c. (This item combined with item 653b.) 

596d. For the construction of a bridge over Saugus river, 
as authorized by chapter two hundred and forty- 
one of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 



P. D. 54 9 

Item 

ceeding two hundred thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund and to be in anticipation 
of such further appropriations as are required 
to complete the work authorized by said chapter 200,000.00 
596e. For plans and other preliminary expenses for the 
construction of a bridge over Weymouth Fore 
river, as authorized by chapter thirty-two of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Highway Fund 25,000 00 

596f. For certain highway improvements in the city of 
Revere by the state department of public works, 
as authorized by chapter four hundred and forty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty- 
one, as amended by chapter two hundred and 
fifty-eight of the acts of the present year, at a 
cost not exceeding the total cf one million three 
hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars, of which 
sum two hundred thousand dollars is hereby ap- 
propriated in anticipation of such further ap- 
propriations as are required to complete the work 
authorized by said chapters, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund. The department is hereby 
authorized to incur expenses from time to time, 
as may be required, within the sums authorized 
by said chapters. The appropriation for the 
current year is hereby allocated as follows : 
For work authorized by section 
one of said chapter four hun- 
dred and forty-five $125,000 00 
For work authorized by section 
two of said chapter four hun- 
dred and forty-five 50,000 00 
For work authorized by section 
three of said chapter four 
hundred and forty-five . 25,000 00 

Functions of the Department relating to Waterways and Public Lands: 

611a. For dredging in Quincy bay, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars, payable from the General Fund, and in 
addition thereto the sum of three thousand dollars 
to be assessed upon the cities and towns of the 
metropolitan district as provided by law . 9,000 00 

611b. For the construction of a shed on the New Bedford 
state pier, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and seventy-three of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars 7,000 00 

611c. For the construction of a sluiceway between Goose- 
berry Neck island and the mainland in the town 
of Westport, as authorized by chapter two hun- 
dred and sixty-five of the acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars 7,500 00 

61 Id. For the construction of a breakwater along the shore 
in the town of Winthrop, as authorized by chap- 
ter two hundred and fifty-six of the acts of the 
present year, in the following amounts: — 
seventy-five thousand dollars from the General 



10 P. D. 54 

Item 

Fund, twenty-five thousand dollars from the 
Highway Fund, and twenty-five thousand dollars 
to be assessed upon the cities and towns in the 
metropolitan district in accordance with the 
provisions of law ..... 125,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
642. For the compensation of certain public employees 
for injuries sustained in the course of their 
employment, as provided by section sixty-nine 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the 
General Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding 
nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 9,000 00 

648. For the payment of claims authorized by certain 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand seven hundred eighty-two dol- 
lars and fifty-eight cents, of which sum thirty- 
three hundred and fifty-three dollars shall be 
charged to the Highway Fund. Said payments 
shall be certified by the comptroller of the com- 
monwealth only upon the filing of satisfactory 
releases or other evidence that the payments are 
accepted in full compensation on the part of 
the commonwealth in respect thereto . 15,782 58 

Other Appropriations 

596g. For land damages and other expenses incidental to the 
laying out of a state highway extending from Ale- 
wife Brook parkway in the city of Cambridge 
through said city and certain towns, including 
Concord, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and two of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred and seventy thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to be 
in anticipation of a further appropriation of two 
hundred and thirty thousand dollars to be made 
in the fiscal year nineteen hundred and thirty- 
three 270,000 00 

633. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose, and to be 
paid from the Highway Fund with the approval 
of the metropolitan district commission . 25,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and repair of state highways, 
including care of snow on highways, expenses 
of traffic signs and lights, and payment of 
damages caused by defects in state highways, 
with the approval of the attorney general; for 
care a/nd repair of road-building machinery; 
and for the purchase and improvement of a 
nursery for roadside planting, the sum of six 
hundred seventy dollars and ninety-five cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . 670 95 



P. D. 54 11 

Item 

Metropolitan District Commission 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, unless otherwise provided, and are 
to be expended under the direction and with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission : 

653a. For the reconstruction of the junction of South 
Border road, Forest street, and Fellsway West 
in the city of Medford, as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and seven of the acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars, of which sum fifteen thousand dollars 
shall be paid from the Highway Fund 30,000 00 

653b. For the reconstruction of the existing roadway along 
the Nantasket beach reservation in the town of 
Hull, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
ten of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars, and the re- 
mainder shall be paid from item 634 of chapter 
one hundred and seventy of the acts of the 
present year 30,000 00 

Department of Public Works 
The sum authorized by chapter two hundred and 
forty-three of the acts of the present year to be 
paid to certain towns is hereby increased by the 
sum of twenty-eight hundred and fifty dollars, 
which is payable from item 589 of chapter one 
hundred and seventy of the acts of the present 
year. 
A transfer in the sum of one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars is hereby made from item 588 of 
chapter one hundred and seventy of the acts of 
the present year, and said sum is hereby added to 
item 590 of said chapter one hundred and seventy. 
The department of public works, in the event 
that certain property located on D street in South 
Boston is sold for commercial purposes, may con- 
struct a building to be used as a garage at an 
expense not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars. 



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P. D. 54 



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1932 

Highway Fund 

Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 

(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925.) 

Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, li- 
censes to operate, etc.) and fines (penal- 
ties, Sundry Courts), gross receipts 

Gasoline tax, gross .... 

Contributions for highways and assessments 
(G. L., Ch. 81) 

Appropriation balances of previous years 
reverting ..... 

Contributions and refunds 

Sale of old materials and buildings 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail 
and other property 

Rent of property .... 



$6,409,425 22 
16,942,343 49 

359,493 87 

50,387 05 

63,666 48 

3,194 46 

5,927 40 
75 00 



Less refunded receipts 



$23,834,512 97 
362,482 67 

$23,472,030 30 



Port of Boston Fund 



(Chapter 91, General 

Rents (leases and permits) 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of 
dumping dredged material in Boston 
Harbor) ...... 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharf- 
age, dockage, rentals, etc.) 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, 
etc. ....... 

Use of Hay ward Creek Property (rentals) . 

Revenue from permits for dumping dredged 
material at receiving basins . 

License charges (for tidewater displace- 
ment and occupying Commonwealth tide 
lands) Boston Harbor . 

Telephone pay station receipts 

Sales of land and Building D St. Garage 
(partial payment) . 

Sales of Boston Harbor maps . 

Sundries ...... 

Coal Penalties . . . . . 

Appropriation balances of previous years 
reverting . 



Laws) 

$206,504 28 

2,209 17 

194,098 83 

318 23 
16 00 

5,885 55 



67,227 56 
83 81 

39,000 00 

75 

9812 

22 88 

578 64 



$516,043 82 



Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Reimbursement for services (heating D 

Street Building) $149 68 

Sales (specifications and plans for con- 
tracts) 924 25 

Interest on Bank accounts .... 842 36 

Aircraft licenses ..... 555 00 



1,732 99 




100 06 




629 95 




196 15 




13,598 87 




14,460 09 




9,000 00 






$42,314 59 



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Reimbursement for services (inspection 
of dumping dredged material outside of 
Boston Harbor, ch. 196, Acts of 1925) . 125 19 

License charges (for tidewater displace- 
ment and occupying Commonwealth tide 
lands) outside of Boston Harbor 

Certified copying charges . . 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans 

Use of Province Lands (S. 25, C. 91, G. L.) 

Permits for advertising signs . 

Use of New Bedford State Pier . 

Reimbursement a/c removal of wreck . 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 

(Sections 11, 29, chapter 91, General Laws) 

Contributions from towns, individuals or 

others $45,200 00 

Highway Trust 
(Section 30, Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Federal Aid (Reimbursement from United 

States Government .... 2,239,234 98 

Funds Contributed for Work under Special Acts 
Geological Survey Trust Fund (Chapter 
138, Acts of 1932). Coutributions from 

individuals 2,520 00 

Total $26,317,343 69 

Expenditures 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General 
Laws and other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 170 and 307, 
Acts of 1932, during the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1932, were as follows : 

Administrative 
Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, 
personal services of clerks, steno- 
graphers, and commissioners' travel $30,155 00 
Public Works Department Building, land 

and services ...... 955,959 05 



$986,114 05 



Relating to Highways 

Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks 

and stenographers .... $91,107 12 

State Highways — Construction (Chapter 
81, G. L.) 

General Contract Work .... $2,199,899 94 
Engineering (Supervision) 676,817 04 

Rent of offices, Commonwealth Pier 5 . 7,200 00 

Highway Testing Laboratory . 16,991 44 

Hingham — Hull (Chapter 119, Acts of 

1931) 173,824 67 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Reconstruction of State Highways 

General Contract Work 3,047,654 84 
Engineering, supervision on reconstruc- 
tion 425,777 36 



3,074,733 09 



3,473,432 20 



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Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance .... 1,517,974 63 

Engineering (supervision) . . 318,996 63 

Highway Testing Laboratory . . 11,717 90 
Care and repair of road building 

machinery 174,575 48 

Removal of snow from highways . 429,933 53 
Roadside planting and development . 69,615 86 
Traffic engineering, signs and traffic count 189,144 04 
Paint Manufacture 24,183 94 
Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury-New- 
buryport over Merrimack River, main- 
tenance and operation 6,839 12 
Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somer- 
set, maintenance and operation . . 13,225 34 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Acush- 
net River (Chapter 426, Acts of 1930). 18,176 50 
Route and detour maps . 3,868 70 
Rent for offices at Commonwealth Pier 5 7,200 00 
Rent for offices at D Street . . 11,250 00 
Construction of D Street Garage . . 26,492 70 
Heating plant at D Street . . . 1,880 20 



Construction and Repair of Town and 
County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General 
Laws) 
State's expenditures for work contracted 

for in cities and towns . . 1,447,854 60 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . 376,665 36 

Rent of offices, Commonwealth Pier 5 . 3,600 00 



2,825,074.57 



Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improve- 
ment of Public Ways (Section 26, 
Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended.) 

State's expenditures for work contracted 

for rn cities and towns 908,724 99 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 84,639 22 



1,828,119 96 



993,364 21 



Special Acts: 

Expenditures under the provisions of Chap- 
ter 122, Acts of 1931 4,391,619 84 

Distrubution of gasoline tax to towns re- 
ceiving aid under the provisions of Sec- 
tion 4, Chapter 122, Acts of 1931, as 
amended by Chapter 243, Acts of 1932 .... 5,500,000 00 

Distribution of gasoline tax to towns re- 
ceiving aid under the provisions of Sec- 
tion 4, Chapter 122, Acts of 1931, as 
amended by Chapter 243, Acts of 1932 
(Sec. 26, Chap. 81) . . . . . 459,150 00 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, 

etc.) 10,29719 

Advertising signs, regulation of personal 

services and expenses ...... 15,049 38 

Southern Traffic Route Construction 
(Chapter 330 and 344, Acts of 1925 and 
Section 4, Chapter 369 and 398, Acts of 
1926) 217 68 



Canterbury Street, Boston 
Landtaking-Neponset River, 



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Expenditures in the Western Counties 
under Chapter 221, General Acts of 1915 
and Chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . 
Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth 

and Hingham 
Hingham, Braintree and Weymouth . 
Highways on Metropolitan District (Chap- 
ter 420, Acts of 1930, as amended by 

Chapter 450, Acts of 1931) 
Section 1. Canton, Dedham, Wellesley, 

etc. . 
Section 2. 
Section 3. 

Milton 
Section 4. West Roxbury-Brookline 

Parkway . .... 

Section 5. Broadway, Revere Beach 

Parkway-grade separation, Everett 

Abolition of Grade Crossings (Chapter 417, 
Acts of 1930) .... 

Plans for New Saugus River Bridge (Re- 
solves 51, Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) . 

Study Weymouth Fore River Bridge (Re- 
solves 54, Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) . 

Plans for Weymouth Fore River Bridge 
Chapter 32, Resolves of 1932) 

Construction of Saugus River Bridge 
(Chapter 241, Acts of 1932) . 

Expenditures under Chapter 258, Acts of 
1932. 

Section 1. State Highway, Revere . 
Section 2. Boston-Revere 
Section 3. Ocean Ave., Revere 

Alewife Brook Parkway Extension (Chap- 
ter 302, Acts of 1932) 

Suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths 
on State Highways in cities and towns 

Total Expenditures for Highways 



850,285 51 
480,564 31 

140,026 13 

783,758 60 

140 00 



16,579 06 
3,128 62 
1,511 84 



15 

91618 

9,862 85 



2,254,774 55 

177,271 24 

2,419 17 

457 60 

4,320 45 

4,315 64 



21,219 52 
22,465 17 
11,825 93 



$25,172,013 54 



Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . $1,518,340 68 



Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 



General Expenses ...... 

Boston Harbor: 
Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, 

East Boston ....... 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 5, 

South Boston ....... 

Maintenance of property ..... 

Dredging and filling ...... 

Streets, piers and railroads .... 

Removal of hulks, East Boston (Ch. 465, Acts of 1931) 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 
Improvement of rivers and harbors 
Repairing damages to shore ..... 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 



$53,304 80 



7,821 80 

99,078 46 

109,380 02 

46,747 53 

6,224 38 

64,932 46 

79,415 77 
26,399 21 
10,828 29 



16 

Construction and alterations 

Construction of steel shed (Ch. 273, Acts of 1932) 
Expenses of province lands . 
Expenses of Plymouth property . 
Topographical survey . 
Stream gauging 

Surveying state and town boundaries 
Compensation for services of dumping inspectors 
Chapter 407, Acts of 1931, Marshfield shore protection 
Chapter 424, Acts of 1931, Scituate shore protection 
Long Beach, Rockport ... 

Chapter 405, Acts of 1931, Taunton River Improvement 
Chapter 441, Acts of 1931, Construction of Pier, Cape Cod 

Canal ...... 

Chapter 138, Acts of 1930, Geological survey 

Trust Fund 



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7,361 70 
6,286 09 
4,698 79 
4,248 44 

990 40 
4,000 00 

324 00 

478 24 

84,547 84 

17,326 96 

7,390 57 

960 22 

170,893 32 
290 10 



$813,929 39 



Summary of Expenditures by Department 
for Year Ending November 30, 1932 
Administrative ........ 

Relating to Highways ...... 

Registry of Motor Vehicles .... 

Relating to Waterways ...... 



$986,114 05 

25,172,013 54 

1,518,340 68 

813,929 39 



Total 



$28,490,397 66 



Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by 
cities, towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, 
of approximately $2,707,176.77 for cooperative work, in repairing, main- 
taining and improving certain public ways, and for other road work for 
which the towns and cities made contributions. All such work was 
carried out in conformity with contracts, specifications and plans 
approved by the Department. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 

General Statement 

State Highioays. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1932, the Depart- 
ment laid out new State highways amounting to 57.17 miles in 30 cities 
and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 427, 
Acts of 1931, 16.21 miles of State highways were discontinued or aban- 
doned. The total length of State highways at the end of the year was 
1,810.63 miles. 

Highways Constructed in 1932. — Construction has been completed on 
12.025 miles of State highways, 156.648 miles of highways under the pro- 
visions of section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, and 62.902 
miles of highways under the provisions of special acts, making a total 
of 231.575 miles completed during the year. 

Of the above highways completed this year, the classification according 
to type of pavement is as follows: — 30.720 miles of reinforced cement 
concrete; 5.604 miles of sheet type cement concrete; 3.888 miles of dual 
(reinforced concrete and bituminous macadam) ; 76.429 miles of bitumi- 
nous macadam; 3.536 miles of bituminous concrete; 50.549 miles of bitu- 
minous type concrete (mixed in place) ; 0.625 mile of "Temperature Resist- 
ing" concrete; 40.657 miles of gravel with a bituminous treatment; 
19.575 miles of gravel. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — Dur- 
ing the year 11.786 miles of State highways were widened but not re- 



P. D. 54 17 

surfaced, and 61.230 miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. 
In addition to this work on which the surfacing has been completed, there 
are several miles of road in various stages of completion which are sched- 
uled to be completed next year. 

The resurfacing or reconstruction of State highways in 1932 was divided 
into types as follows: — 1.371 miles of reinforced cement concrete; 2.693 
miles of dual type (reinforced concrete. and bituminous macadam) ; 43.622 
miles of bituminous macadam; 13.090 miles of bituminous concrete; 
0.454 miles of gravel with a bituminous treatment. 

Surveys, Plans, and Estimates. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1932, 
preliminary surveys, plans and estimates were made as follows: 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 24 towns, 
42.590 miles; plans in 28 towns, 51.914 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 26 towns, 52.538 miles; lines and grades in 40 towns, 55.003 miles; 
and final surveys in 44 towns, 60.307 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary sur- 
veys in 21 towns, 52.335 miles; Plans in 32 towns, 55.819 miles; Prelim- 
inary estimates in 28 towns, 69.778 miles; lines and grades in 30 towns, 
70.627 miles, and final surveys in 33 towns, 77.771 miles. 

Under Section SU, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended: — Prelim- 
inary surveys in 120 towns, 169.553 miles; plans in 119 towns, 166.991 
miles; preliminary estimates in 110 towns, 78.588 miles; lines and grades 
in 114 towns, 179.859 miles; and final surveys in 65 towns, 77.398 miles. 
Under the provisions of various Acts and Resolves, surveys, plans, esti- 
mates, lines and grades, and final surveys were made as follows: 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, Section 1 : — 11.053 miles of lines and grades, 
and final surveys in 5 towns. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, Section 2: — 2.064 miles of preliminary 
survey and plans, lines and grades, and final survey in 1 city. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, Section 3 : — 0.568 miles of reconnaissance 
survey and plans in 1 town. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, Section 4 : — 2.710 miles of lines and grades, 
and final survey in 1 city and 1 town. 

Chapter 445, Acts of 1931, Section 1 : — 0.634 miles of survey and plans 
in 1 city; 0.919 miles of estimate and lines and grades in 1 city. 

Chapter 445, Acts of 1931, Section 2: — 0.344 miles of reconnaissance 
survey and plans in 1 city; 0.277 mile of preliminary survey and plans in 
1 city; 0.645 mile of estimate in 1 city. 

Chapter 445, Acts of 1931, Section 3 : — 0.116 mile of preliminary sur- 
vey in 1 city; 0.487 mile of estimate in 1 city. 

Chapter 302, Acts of 1932 : 14.4 miles of survey and plans in 1 city and 
4 towns. 

Chapter 51, Resolves of 1931: 0.505 mile of estimates and lines and 
grades in 2 cities. 

Chapter 32, Resolves of 1932: 0.72 mile of reconnaissance survey and 
plans in 1 city and 1 town. 

Grade Crossing Elimination. — Chapter 417, Acts of 1930 : — 0.541 mile 
of lines and grades and final survey in 1 town. 

Reconnaissance. — 117 miles of survey and plans in 34 towns; 27 miles 
of estimate in 11 towns and 2 cities. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — 23 miles of surveys and plans in 10 towns. 
Precise Levels have been made, covering 460 miles in 40 towns; 45 
Bench Mark disks have been set in 28 towns. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State high- 
ways have been made in 1 town. 

Permits. — There were 1,991 permits issued during the year for open- 
ing or occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department fur- 
nished engineering advice without charge to 47 cities and towns in accord- 
ance with the provisions of Section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws. 



18 P. D. 54 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the 
year, under the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as 
amended, specifications for the construction of roads in 13 towns and 
cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the 
year, under the provisions of chapter 313, Acts of 1923, plans for the con- 
struction of bridges in 9 towns and cities. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department through- 
out the year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including 
the annual hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the 
open discussion of questions relating to the public ways, as required by 
section 1, Chapter 81, General Laws ; hearings on appeals from the action 
taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation 
of certain licenses to operate motor vehicles in 81 cases; on the refusal 
of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to register a glider; on the matter of 
special regulations for motor vehicles in Revere, Milton, Framingham, 
Braintree, Cambridge and Springfield; on the matter of outdoor adver- 
tising in 4 towns and cities ; on a petition for the relocation of street rail- 
way tracks in Worcester; on the matter of inspecting motor vehicles, 
trailers and school buses under the provisions of Chapter 271 of the Acts 
of 1932; in the matter of a geological survey under the provisions of 
Chapter 138 of the Acts of 1932; on a matter governing the use and opera- 
tion of gliders under the provisions of Section 58, Chapter 90 ; and on the 
abolition of grade crossings in Walpole, Sharon, Belmont, Medford, and 
Lynn. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows : 

Petitions Contracts 
State highways . . . .26 52 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, 

as amended ....... 327 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, 

as amended ....... 179 179 

Work under Special Acts ..... 3 

Miscellaneous ....... 16 



Total 205 577 

State Highways 
petitions for state highways 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, as amended, provides that — 
"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public 
necessity and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take 
charge of a new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in 
their county, city or town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the 
division, requesting that said way be laid out and taken charge of by the 
Commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the 
year, as follows: — . 

Selectmen of Westwood : — Road extending from a point on the dividing 
line between the towns of Norwood and Westwood about 1,900 feet 
east of Ellis Station northerly, over a new location, to a point on the 
dividing line between the towns of Westwood and Dedham, near the 
Islington Branch of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road. Received Dec. 5, 1931. 
Selectmen of West Springfield : — Road locally known as Westf leld 
Street, extending from its junction with Kings Highway south- 
easterly to its junction with Summit Street. Received Dec. 2, 1931. 
Selectmen of Palmer : — Road locally known as Thorndike Street, ex- 



P. D. 54 19 

tending from Main Street in Depot Village northerly to Lake Junction 
at its intersection with the River Road. Received Dec. 14, 1931. 

Selectmen of East Longmeadow : — Road locally known as South Main 
Street, extending from its junction with Chestnut Street southerly to 
the Somers, Conn., line. Received Dec. 10, 1931. 

Selectmen of Norwood : — Road extending from a point on Neponset 
Street at its junction with the 1931 State highway layout northerly, 
over a new location, to a point on the dividing line beween the towns 
of Norwood and Westwood about 1,900 feet east of Ellis Station. Re- 
ceived Dec. 16, 1931. 

Selectmen of Belchertown : — Road locally known as Parker Road, 
extending from the new Ware Road northwesterly to the Amherst 
Road. Also road locally known as Enfield Road, extending from said 
new Ware Road southwesterly to the Amherst Road. Received Dec. 
30, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Pittsfield : — Road extending from a point 
on Lebanon Avenue near the property now or formerly of Frank 
Smith, southwesterly, oveir a new location, to a [point on said 
Lebanon Avenue easterly of the bridge over the Boston & Albany 
Railroad. Received Jan. 5, 1932. 

Selectmen of Milton : — Road locally known as Randolph Avenue, ex- 
tending from Reedsdale Road to Highland Street. Received Jan. 7, 
1932. 

Selectmen of Barnstable : — Road extending from a point on the new 
State highway leading from Marstons Mills to Hyannis, near Long 
Pond in Centerville, to a point on Iyanough Road. Received Dec. 
3, 1931. 

Mayor and Board of Street Commissioners of Boston: — Road extend- 
ing from Boardman Street northeasterly, over a new location, to the 
dividing line between the cities of Boston and Revere. Received Apr. 
6, 1932. 

Mayor and Council Board of Revere : — Road extending from the Re- 
vere Beach Parkway at or near Stowers Court southeasterly, over a 
new location, to the dividing line between the cities of Revere and 
Boston. Received Apr. 6, 1932. 

Selectmen of Wellesley : — Road locally known as Worcester Street, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Natick and 
Wellesley to the dividing line between the town of Wellesley and the 
city of Newton. Received Apr. 15, 1932. 

Selectmen of West Stockbridge : — Road extending from State Line 
easterly and southerly through West Stockbridge and Williamsville to 
the dividing line between the towns of West Stockbridge and Great 
Barrington. Received May 13, 1932. 

Selectmen of Bourne : — Road extending from Trading Post Corner 
southerly, over a new location, to a point on the Falmouth Road about 
1,000 feet north of the dividing line between the towns of Bourne and 
Falmouth. Received July 9, 1932. 

County Commissioners of Bristol County: — Road in the town of 
Dighton, locally known as Somerset Avenue, extending from station 
24 of the 1906 State Highway layout northeasterly for about 2,400 
feet to the dividing line between the town of Dighton and the city 
of Taunton at Three Mile River. Received July 26, 1932. 

Selectmen of Methuen : — Road locally known as Broadway, extending 
from the junction of High Street and Broadway northwesterly to the 
Salem, New Hampshire, line. Received July 22, 1932. 

Selectmen of Dedham : — Road extending from the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Westwood and Dedham at or near the Islington 
Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, norther- 
ly along said Islington Branch and a new location to a point on Wash- 
ington Street between Dedham Square and the bridge over the New 
York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Received Aug. 9, 1932. 

Selectmen of Amesbury : — Road locally known as Merrill and Main 



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Streets, extending from Elm Street to the dividing line between the 
town of Amesbury and the city of Newburyport. Received Aug. 25, 
1932. 

Selectmen of Amesbury : — Road locally known as Merrill Street, ex- 
tending from Elm Street to the dividing line between the towns of 
Amesbury and Salisbury. Received Aug. 27, 1932. 

Selectmen of Salisbury : — Road locally known as Rabbit Road, Willow 
Street and Main Street, extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Salisbury and Amesbury to the New Hampshire State line. 
Received Aug. 27, 1932. 

Selectmen of Yarmouth : — Road locally known as Iyanough Road, ex- 
tending from the dividing line between the towns of Barnstable and 
Yarmouth easterly to the present State highwav on South Main 
Street. Received Sept. 13, 1932. 

Selectmen of Barnstable: — Road extending from the 1931 State high- 
way layout on the road from Hyannis to Marstons Mills near Long 
Pond in Centreville easterly, over a new location, to Iyanough Road, 
and thence along Iyanough Road to the dividing line between the 
towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth. Received Sept. 13, 1932. 

Selectmen of Framingham : — Road locally known as Edgell Road, ex- 
tending from Worcester Road at Framingham Centre northerly to 
the dividing line between the towns of Framingham and Sudbury. 
Received Oct. 10, 1932. 

Selectmen of Canton : — Road locally known as Green Lodge Street, ex- 
tending from its intersection with the new Circumferential Highway 
southeasterly to its intersection with Washington Street in Ponka- 
poag Village. Received Oct. 1, 1932. 

Selectmen of Southbridge : — Road locally known as North Woodstock 
Road, extending from the Connecticut State line northerly to the 
easterly side of East Main Street in the southeasterly part of the town 
of Southbridge. Received Nov. 3, 1932. 

Selectmen of Millbury : — That portion of a trunk highway from Wor- 
cester to Providence, R. I., which would pass through the town of 
Millbury. Received Nov. 5, 1932. 
Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the 

construction and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental 

thereto, in various municipalities : — 

New Bedford 

Dec. 8, 1931, contract made with the Crandall Engineering Company, 

of Cambridge, for protecting the piers at the ends of the draw span of 

the Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge. The proposal amounted to $7,940.00. 

Work completed Aug. 27, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $66,217.60. 

Littleton 
Dec. 29, 1931, contract made with Greenough Construction Co., of Wal- 
tham, for constructing about 2,228 feet of State highway on King Street 
and about 567 feet of State highway on Forge Village Road ; the surface 
on King Street except over the bridge consisting of bituminous macadam, 
the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete and the 
surface on Forge Village Road consisting of gravel. The proposal amount- 
ed to $20,300.60. Work completed Aug. 20, 1932. Expenditure during 
1932, $19,440.70. 

King hanir-Norwell 
Dec. 29, 1931, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of New 
Britain, Conn., for resurfacing and widening about 11,288 feet of State 
highway on Whiting Street in Hingham and about 11,283 feet of State 



P. D. 54 21 

highway on Washington Street in Norwell ; the surface consisting of bitu- 
minous concrete. The proposal amounted to $147,538.25. Work completed 
Sept. 2, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $156,227.33. 

Worthing ton 

Jan. 5, 1932, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, 
of Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 31,569 feet of State highway 
on Huntington Road; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $197,406.60 Work completed Oct. 24, 1932. Expendi- 
ture during 1932, $214,076.26. 

Andover 
Jan. 5, 1932, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Brockton, for 
reconstructing 14,220 feet of State highway on Main Street; the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced 
cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $104,727.30. Work completed 
July 5, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $124,075.64. 

Northborough-Shrewsbury 

Jan. 5, 1932, contract made with Mario Pandolf Company, Inc., of 
Needham, for reconstructing about 20,201 feet of State highway on the 
Boston Post Road in Shrewsbury and about 6,196 feet of State highway 
on the same road in Northborough ; the surface on about 14,960 feet of 
State highway in Shrewsbury consisting of bituminous macadam, and 
the remaining surface in Shrewsbury and Northborough consisting of 
bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced cement concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $225,413.60. Work completed November 18, 
1932. Expenditure during 1932, $248,369.88. 

Westfield-West Springfield 

Feb. 2, 1932, contract made with Fred T. Ley & Co., Inc., of Springfield, 
for reconstructing about 11,587 feet of State highway on Main Street and 
new location in Westfield and about 1,692 feet of State highway on Main 
Street in West Springfield ; the surface, except over the viaduct, consisting 
of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $191,021.26. Work 
completed Nov. 14, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $162,575.81. 

Westfield 
Feb. 9, 1932, contract made with The Boston Bridge Works, Incorpor- 
ated, of Cambridge, for constructing a steel bridge superstrucfure over 
the Westfield River at a point on Main Street ; the surface over the bridge 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $83,734.30. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1932, $72,236.70. 

Shrewsbury 
May 3, 1932, contract made with Ralph H. White, of Auburn, for laying 
and relaying Cast Iron Water Pipe on the State highway in Shrewsbury, 
known as the Southwest Connection. The proposal amounted to $7,470.60. 
Work completed July 26, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $9,218.02. 

Oxford 
May 3, 1932, contract made with the New England Building Wrecking 
Company, of Chelsea, for demolishing the brick power house and moving 
the building materials from the premises on "Texas Corner" in the town 
of Oxford. The proposal amounted to $749.00. Work completed May 18, 
1932. Expenditure during 1932, $749.00. 

Waltham 
May 3, 1932, contract made with Greenough Construction Co., of Wal- 
tham, for reconstructing about 2,900 feet of State highway on Weston 



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Street; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $27,007.20. Work completed Sept. 8, 1932. Expenditure 
during 1932, $34,277.30. 

Belchertown-Granby 
May 3, 1932, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 3,104 feet of State highway on 
Enfield Road, and about 5,080 feet of State highway on Parker Road 
in Belchertown, and reconstructing about 16,658 feet of State highway 
on Belchertown Road in Granby; the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $125,262.35. Work completed Oct. 
20, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $130,133.37. 

Middleborough-Rochester-Wareham 
May 4, 1932, contract made with the Eastern Contracting Company, of 
Quincy, for resurfacing and widening about 1,840 feet of State highway 
on Wareham Street in Middleborough, about 4,230 feet of State highway 
on Tremont Street in Rochester, and about 33,311 feet of State highway 
on Sandusky Road in Wareham; the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $202,526.55. Work practically com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1932, $162,522.59. 

Whitman 

May 11, 1932, contract made with the Eastern Contracting Company, 
of Quincy, for reconstructing about 8,925 feet of State highway on Temple 
Street; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $58,181.55 . Work completed November 16, 1932. Expendi- 
ture during 1932, $56,350.84. 

Billerica-C helms ford 

May 10, 1932, contract made with the Central Construction Company, 
of Lawrence, for resurfacing and widening about 13,300 feet of State 
highway on the Boston Road in Billerica and about 5,177 feet of 
State highway on Gorham Street in Chelmsford; the surface consisting 
of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $80,126.74. Work 
completed Sept. 27, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $97,492.51. 

Auburn^ Oxford 

May 10, 1932, contract made with Frank & Frank Cons. Co., of Provi- 
dence, R. I., for reconstructing and widening about 5,020 feet of State 
highway on Charlton Road in Oxford and about 3,000 feet of State high- 
way on Southbridge Street in Auburn; the surface consisting of re- 
inforced cement concrete and bituminous macadam. The proposal amount- 
ed to $55,352.13. Work completed Sept. 15, 1932. Expenditure during 
1932, $66,974.83. 

Edg art own-Oak Bluffs 

May 17, 1932, contract made with O. W. Miller Co., Inc., of Springfield, 
for reconstructing a creosoted timber pile bridge and bulkheads over Sen- 
gekontacket Pond at the dividing line between the towns of Edgartown 
and Oak Bluffs. The proposal amounted to $20,113.00. Work completed 
July 18, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $19,662.77. 

Pittsfield 
May 24, 1932, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, 
of Meriden, Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 14,327 feet 
of State highway on Woodleigh Avenue and new location ; the surface con- 
sisting of reinforced cement concrete and bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $167,878.90. Work completed Nov. 10, 1932. Expendi- 
ture during 1932, $162,086.06. 



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Stoneham 
June 7, 1932, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for 
reconstructing about 3,006 feet of State highway on Main Street; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,597.90. Work completed Aug. 12, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, 
$20,719.87. 

Somerset-Fall River 
June 7, 1932, contract made with Burrows and Croke, of Fall River, for 
repairing the Brightman Street Bridge. The proposal amounted to 
$6,083.00. Work completed Aug. 15, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, 
$7,446.59. 

Salisbury 
June 14, 1932, contract made with James E. Watkins Company, Inc., of 
Amesbury, for widening about 1,013 feet of State highway on Beach Road; 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $12,647.00. Work completed Aug. 1, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, 
$13,115.27. 

Hingham 

June 14, 1932, contract made with the National Gunite Contracting 
Co., of Boston, for gunite repairs to the bridge on Summer Street over 
Mill Stream. The proposal amounted to $1,032.00. Work completed June 
22, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $1,178.19. 

Adams 

June 21, 1932, contract made with the Town of Adams for reconstruct- 
ing about 1,500 feet of State highway on Orchard Street; the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $13,809.57. 
Work completed Oct. 27, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, $11,776.19. 

Charlton 

June 28, 1932, contract made with Perini & Ampollini, of Framingham, 
for reconstructing about 2,375 feet of State highway on Worcester Road; 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$33,460.05. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1932, 
$27,105.69. 

Beverly 

June 28, 1932, contract made with Welch & Moynihan Co., of Salem, 
for reconstructing about 10,605 feet of State highway on Cabot, Dodge 
and Enon Streets; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $36,804.06. Work completed Sept. 2, 1932. Expendi- 
ture during 1932, $36,743.36. 

N ewton-W ellesley 

July 19, 1932, contract made with Coleman Bros., Incorporated, of Bos- 
ton, for constructing reinforced concrete frame bridges over Quinobequin 
and Chestnut Streets, a steel ribbed three-hinged arch bridge with re- 
inforced concrete floor and concrete abutments and wing walls with stone 
facing over Centre Street, and a steel stringer bridge with reinforced con- 
crete floor and concrete abutments and wing walls under Parker Street, 
and to construct about 14,551 feet of State highway on Boylston Street, 
in Newton, and to construct about 2,443 feet of State highway on Wor- 
cester Street in Wellesley; the surface except over the bridges under 
Parker Street and over the railroad tracks in Newton consisting of re- 
inforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam constructed on each 
side of a loam section but separated therefrom by bituminous concrete 
shoulders, and the surface over the bridge under Parker Street and over 
the railroad tracks consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 



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amounted to $427,227.21. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $247,595.59. 

Dighton-Taunton 
July 19, 1932, contract made with James H. Kerr, of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 1,232 feet of State highway on Somerset Avenue in Taun- 
ton and about 2,158 feet of State highway on the same road in Dighton, 
and constructing a reinforced concrete beam bridge over Three Mile 
River at the dividing line between Dighton and Taunton; the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $50,839.00* 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1932, $38,472.47. 

Lenox-Pitts field 
July 19, 1932, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction 
Co., Inc., of New Haven, Conn., for widening about 16,797 feet of State 
highway on the Pittsfield-Lenox Road in Lenox and about 8,181 feet of 
State highway on the same road in Pittsfield; the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $129,494.00. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure duirng 1932, $110,118.24. 

West Boylston-W orcester 
Aug. 2, 1932, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 5,671 feet of State highway on West 
Boylston Street and new location in Worcester and about 8,900 feet of 
State highway on the same road in West Boylston; the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $78,805.70. Work prac- 
tically completed. Expenditure during 1932, $62,336.29. 

Tewksbury 

Aug. 2, 1932, contract made with R. A. Richard & Co., Inc., of Boston, 
for widening a bridge and approaches on about 1,000 feet of State high- 
way on Main Street; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $6,295.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $5,502.32. 

Bourne-Falmouth 
Aug. 9, 1932, contract made with the T. J. McCue Construction Company, 
of Watertown, for constructing and reconstructing about 34,100 feet of 
State highway in Bourne and Falmouth ; the surface consisting of bitum- 
inous concrete. The proposal amounted to $147,937.70. Work just com- 
menced. Expenditure during 1932, $12,935.17. 

Dedham-W 'estivood-N eedham 

Aug. 16, 1932, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of Bridge- 
water, for constructing a steel plate girder railroad bridge over the high- 
way in Westwood for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 
constructing deck steel plate girder bridges with reinforced concrete floors 
in Dedham over the Circumferential Highway, High Street and Williams 
Street, and constructing about 7,823 feet of State highway on 
Neponset Street, 5,610 feet of State highway on the same road in West- 
wood, and about 9,000 feet of State highway on the same road in Dedham; 
the surface consisting of sections of reinforced cement concrete, bitum- 
inous macadam, or combinations of both. The proposal amounted to 
$531,597.55. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure during 1932, 
$120,653.01. 

Wellesley 

Aug. 30, 1932, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., 
of Framingham, for constructing a reinforced concrete rigid frame bridge 



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over West Road, and constructing about 12,000 feet of State highway on 
Worcester Street; the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete 
with bituminous macadam constructed on each side of a loam section but 
separated therefrom by bituminous concrete shoulders. The proposal 
amounted to $233,099.60. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $24,391.43. 

West Newbury 

Aug. 30, 1932, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Brockton, for 
reconstructing about 13,876 feet of State highway on Main Street; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$56,709.20. Work completed Nov. 21, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, 
$42,235.21. 

Blackstone-Millville-Uxbridge 

Aug. 30, 1932, contract made with John F. Kennedy & Company, of Cam- 
bridge, for resurfacing and widening about 23,527 feet of State highway 
on Main Street in Blackstone and Millville and on Millville Road in Ux- 
bridge; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $53,644.96. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $17,019.56. 

Hingham-Cohasset 
Sept. 6, 1932, contract made with V. Barletta Co., of Boston, for con- 
structing a steel stringer bridge over the tracks of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and a reinforced concrete slab 
bridge over Weir River in Hingham, and constructing about 16,632 
feet of State highway on new location in Hingham and Cohasset ; the sur- 
face except over the bridge over the railroad" tracks and on the traffic 
circle consisting of bituminous macadam, the surface over the bridge 
over the railroad tracks consisting of bituminous concrete, and the sur- 
face on the traffic circle consisting of concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$246,603.33. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1932, 
$59,628.49. 

Wellesley 

Sept. 6, 1932, contract made with the State Construction Co., Inc., of 
Boston, for constructing a steel stringer bridge under Cedar Street and a 
reinforced concrete slab bridge over Rosemary Brook, and constructing 
about 7,183 feet of State highway on Worcester Street; the surface except 
over the bridge over Rosemary Brook consisting of reinforced cement con- 
crete with bituminous macadam constructed on each side of a loam section 
but separated therefrom by bituminous concrete shoulders, and the sur- 
face over the bridge over Rosemary Brook consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $178,179.40. Work about one-third com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1932, $21,324.93. 

Belchertown 
Sept. 6, 1932, contract made with the Rome Construction Company, of 
Quincy, for reconstructing about 14,868 feet of State highway on Granby 
Road; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $59,506.13. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $12,082.55. 

Dalton^Sandisfield-Tolland-Sheffield-Lee-North Adams 
Sept. 6, 1932, contract made with Stephen Carson, of Cambridge, for 
cleaning and painting seven bridges in Dalton, Sandisfield, Tolland, Shef- 
field, Lee and North Adams. The proposal amounted to $850.00. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1932, $722.50. 



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Lakeville-Middleborough-Raynham-Taunton 
Sept. 6, 1932, contract made with the Eastern Contracting Company, 
of Quincy, for constructing about 7,360 feet of State highway on Dean 
Street and new location in Taunton, about 18,967 feet of State highway 
on new location in Raynham, about 2,475 feet of State highway on new 
location in Lakeville, and about 4,687 feet of State highway on new loca- 
tion in Middleborough; the surface consisting of sections of bituminous 
macadam between two sections of reinforced cement concrete, sections of 
bituminous macadam full width, and sections of reinforced cement con- 
crete full width. The proposal amounted to $350,333.80. Work just com- 
menced. 

Egremont 
Sept. 13, 1932, contract made with John M. Kelly Co., Inc., of Boston, 
for widening a bridge and approaches in the town of Egremont ; the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$5,286.25. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1932, 
$3,835.06. 

Ipswich 
Oct. 4, 1932, contract made with the Greenough Construction Co., of 
Waltham, for reconstructing about 10,991 feet of State highway on High 
Street; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $42,572.65. Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure 
during 1932, $12,932.59. 

Oakham-Rutland 

Oct. 4, 1932, contract made with the Greenough Construction Co., of 
Waltham, for reconstructing about 14,840 feet of State highway on Wor- 
cester Road in Oakham and about 4,400 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Rutland; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $68,862.50. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 
1932, $8,417.29. 

WeUesley 

Oct. 4, 1932, contract made with The Boston Bridge Works, Incor- 
porated, of Cambridge, for constructing steel bridge superstructures over 
the Boston & Albany Railroad, under Washingtton Street, and on Cliff 
Road over the Boston & Albany Railroad. The proposal amounted to 
$48,598.51. Work not as yet commenced. 

WeUesley 
Oct. 4, 1932, contract made with Simpson Bros., Corporation, of Boston, 
for constructing about 5,850 feet of State highway on Worcester Street; 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous 
macadam constructed on each side of a loam section but separated there- 
from by bituminous concrete shoulders except over the bridges at Wash- 
ington Street and Cliff Road, and the surface over the bridges at Wash- 
ington Street and Cliff Road consisting of bituminous concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $387,735.93. Work just commenced. Expenditure 
during 1932, $18,322.00. 

Lee-Stockbridge 
Oct. 11, 1932, contract made with the Crane Construction Company, of 
Boston, for reconstructing about 5,614 feet of State highway on Main St., 
in Stockbridge and about 5,000 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Lee; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. Work just com- 
menced. Expenditure during 1932, $6,810.40. The proposal amounted to 
$51,425.70. 



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Hancock-Pitts field 
Oct. 11, 1932, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, 
of Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 20,627 feet of State highway 
in Hancock and Pittsfield; the surface consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $186,537.06. Work just commenced. 
Expenditure during 1932, $29,084.68. 

West Springfield 
Oct. 18, 1932, contract made with Fred T. Ley & Co., Inc., of Spring- 
field, for widening about 2,900 feet of State highway on Main Street; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$3,575.00. Work completed Nov. 15, 1932. Expenditure during 1932, 
$2,647.81. 

Amesbury-Salisbury 

Oct. 18, 1932, contract made with G. Rotondi & Son, of Melrose, for 
constructing about 780 feet of State highway on Rabbit Road and Main 
Street in Amesbury and about 12,945 feet of State highway on Main 
Street in Salisbury; the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $57,601.26. Work just commenced. Expenditure 
during 1932, $3,932.35. 

Revere 
Nov. 1, 1922, contract made with Joseph F. Cavanagh, of Boston, for 
reconstructing a concrete culvert on Bennington Street. The proposal 
amounted to $7,659.00. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1932, 
$1,556.12. 

West Newbury 

Nov. 1, 1932 contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for 
reconstructing about 13,025 feet of State highway on Main Street; the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$46,048.62. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1932, $2,413.12. 

Barnstable-Yarmouth 

Nov. 1, 1932, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for constructing about 19,275 feet of State highway on 
Iyannough Road and new location in Barnstable and Yarmouth; the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $80,- 
267.95. Work not yet commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various 
Counties during the year were: — 

Barnstable, $43,051.48 Hampshire, $339,891.83 

Berkshire, $145,188.03 Middlesex, $591,766.45 

Bristol, $40,688.06 Norfolk, $556,031.39 

Essex, $66,195.23 Plymouth, $240,885.39 

Franklin, $134, 787.63 Suffolk, $262,165.05 

Hampden, $46,775.52 Worcester, $433,482.36 

Total, $2,900,908.42 
Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $24,751.63; Bourne, $18,288.77; 
Sandwich, $.99; Yarmouth, $10.09. 

Berkshire County.— Hinsdale, $20,462.89; Pittsfield, $124,711.10; Wil- 
liamstown, $14.04. 

Bristol County.— Attteboro, $2,506.34; North Attleborough, $16,765.71; 
Raynham, $1,250.49; Seekonk, $18,915.04; Taunton, $1,250.48. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $3,738.37; Merrimac, $2,641.28; North 
Andover, $46,201.00; Rowley, $8,063.84; Salisbury, $5,550.74. 



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Franklin County. — Ashfield, $26,723.61; Bernardston, $9,583.25; Charle- 
mont, $7,749.54; Conway, $25,868.34; Deerfield, $31,270.60; Greenfield, 
$24,166.19; Orange, $9,426.10. 

Hampden County. — Chester, $27,213.62; Monson, $317.50; Palmer, 
$19,244.40. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $79,955.11; Easthampton, $1,517.07; 
Huntington, $14,133.21; Worthington, $244,286.44. 

Middlesex County. — Newton, $446,706.59; North Reading, $732.31; 
Reading, $3,749.63; Tyngsborough, $68,469.44; Waltham, $5,243.13; Wes- 
ton, $66,865.35. 

Norfolk County. — Cohasset, $6,112.69; Dedham, $119,185.59; Foxbor- 
ough, $2,438.81; Milton, $14,986.05; Norwood, $66,021.08; Plainville, 
$52,753.34; Randolph, $81,678.54; Wellesley, $130,911.21; Westwood, 
$34,878.41; Wrentham, $47,065.67. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $3,097.01; Bridgewater, $1,039.89; 
Brockton, $9,565.65; Duxbury, $55,453.73; Hingham, $75,272.35; Kings- 
ton, $25,923.97; Lakeville, $1,250.49; Middleborough, $55,335.71; Pem- 
broke, $13,946.59. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $89,630.95; Revere, $172,534.10. 

Worcester County. — Athol, $8,173.55; Dudley, $97.95; Hopedale, $22,- 
420.84; Mendon, $18,171.88; Milford, $42,693.10; Northborough, 
$4,222.84; Shrewsbury, $87,901.06; Southborough, $83,408.16; South- 
bridge, $49.08; West Boylston, $59,383.55; Westborough, $98,084.20; Wor- 
cester, $8,876.15. 

Expenditures under the Provisions of Chapter 119, Acts of 1931: 
Hingham, $69,268.95 Hull, $104,555772 

Expenditures under the Provisions of Chapter 122, Acts of 1931 
For State Highway Construction 

Auburn-Worcester $340,852.26 Northborough-Shrews- 

Erving 80,007.24 bury $189,585.20 

Erving-Gill 237,225.58 Sharon-Norwood- 

Foxborough-Sharon- Walpole 380,760.42 

Walpole-Wrentham 304,532.27 Uxbridge (Ironstone 
Framingham-Natick 794,526.66 St.) 255,817.67 

Framingham-Southbor- Uxbridge (Millville 

ough 207,123.00 Rd.) 45,084.43 

Gill-Erving 33,449.30 Williamstown 79,884.48 

Gill-Greenfield 252,364.30 Worcester-Shrews- 

Lakeville-Middle- bury 490,824.80 

borough 240,567.46 

Millbury-Worcester 459,014.77 $4,391,619.84 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws). The expenditures during the 
year in various counties were : — 

Barnstable, $128,108.37 Hampshire, $217,728.61 

Berkshire, $670,447.51 Middlesex, $748,102.09 

Bristol, $400,119.88 Nantucket, $271.93 

Dukes, $34,291.77 Norfolk, $239,050.23 

Essex, $919,323.18 Plymouth, $669,443.27 

Franklin, $103,514.31 Suffolk, $20,176.45 

Hampden, $462,113.77 Worcester, $996,255.27 

Total, $5,608,946.64 
Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County.— Barnstable, $67,618.42; Bourne, $10,286.65; Brew- 
ster, $3,753.63; Chatham, $4,646.30; Dennis, $2,645.30; Eastham, 
$1,981.28; Falmouth, $6,004.67; Harwich, $3,512.36; Mashpee, $3,721.98; 



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Orleans, $1,831.39; Provincetown, $3,625.50 ; Sandwich, $8,897.24; Truro, 
$4,339.26; Wellfleet, $2,178.69; Yarmouth, $3,065.70. 

Berkshire County.— Adams, $17,032.48; Becket, $75,614.66; Cheshire, 
$9,566.07; Clarksburg, $3,960.67; Dalton, $3,196.37; Egremont, $113,- 
776.04; Florida, $11,502.43; Great Barrington, $15,821.65; Hancock 
$39,921.39; Hinsdale, $4,070.51 ; Lanesboro, $10,133.78; Lee, $22,413.56 
Lenox, $105,493.77; New Ashford, $1,520.65; New Marlborough, $153. 
31; North Adams, $10,994.98; Otis, $3,938.70; Pittsfield, $167,859.98 
Richmond, $1,170.83; Sandisfield, $5,327.31 ; Savoy, $1,920.02; Sheffield, 
$18,997.72; Stockbridge, $3,249.31; Washington, $3,820.42; West 
Stockbridge, $191.59; Williamstown, $14,532.20; Windsor, $4,267.11. 

Bristol County.— Acushnet, $2,169.42; Attleboro, $2,649.68; Berkley, 
$3,124.36; Dartmouth, $4,132.02; Dighton, $44,587.65; Easton, $16,- 
682.51; Fairhaven, $1,637.21; Fall River, $4,810.63; Freetown, $6,268.51; 
Mansfield, $3,368.70; New Bedford, $94,316.36; Norton, $25,072.67; 
North Attleborough, $4,406.38; Raynham, $13,920.80; Rehoboth, $9,575.- 
31; Seekonk, $41,908.71; Somerset, $37,162.25; Swansea, $32,610.48; 
Taunton, $39,076.85; Westport, $12,639.38. 

Dukes County.— Chilmark, $5,234.49; Edgartown, $14,346.63; Gay 
Head, $860.25; Oak Bluffs, $3,833.14; Tisbury, $860.78; West Tisbury, 
$9,156.48. 

Essex County.— Amesbury, $8,186.61; Andover, $194,361.98; Beverly, 
$53,580.79; Danvers, $7,947.69; Essex, $4,316.25; Gloucester, $15,229.29; 
Groveland, $619.22; Hamilton, $6,646.73; Haverhill, $16,552.40; Ips- 
wich, $70,992.68; Lawrence, $8,614.58; Lynn, $2,868.80; Lynnfield, $14,- 
244.81; Merrimac, $4,176.99; Methuen, $47,753.56; Middleton, $3,098.07; 
Newbury, $28,770.42; Newburyport, $933.87; North Andover, $20,651.74; 
Peabody, $9,352.15; Rockport, $1,348.91; Rowley, $38,719.50; Salem, 
$109,691.58; Salisbury, $81,305.77; Saugus, $39,040.01; Swampscott, 
$48,217.64; Topsfield, $5,470.57; Wenham, $17,000.27; West Newbury, 
$59,630.30. 

Franklin County.— Ashfield, $6,087.11; Bernardston, $3,265.97; Buck- 
land, $2,302.19; Charlemont, $23,308.53; Colrain, $1,015.48; Conway, 
$5,493.45; Deerfield, $8,463.43; Erving, $9,045.37; Gill, $165.57; Green- 
field, $12,122.90; Montague, $9,220.54; Northfield, $4,725.72; Orange, 
$3,765.57; Shelburne, $8,643.17; Sunderland, $3,639.44; Whately, $2,- 
249.87. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $17,806.12; Blandford, $4,901.25; Brim- 
field, $4,657.10; Chester, $18,775.43; Chicopee, $3,647.91; East Long- 
meadow, $749.53; Holland, $22.59; Holyoke, $2,926.64; Monson, $12,- 
954.16; Palmer, $23,220.08; Russell, $22,765.59; Southwick, $4,493.48; 
Tolland, $144.76; Wales, $1,897.60; Westfield, $324,544.84; West Spring- 
field, $14,567.58; Wilbraham, $4,039.11. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $4,828.18; Belchertown, $17,675.82; 
Cummington, $12,258.65; Easthampton, $2,245.94; Goshen, $7,315.25; 
Granby, $91,041.22; Hadley, $2,914.13; Hatfield, $12,813.82; Huntington, 
$21,517.33; Northampton, $6,353.83; Southampton, $8,896.18; South 
Hadley, $15,332.17; Ware, $9,396.88; Williamsburg, $4,967.48; Worth- 
ington, $171.73. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $8,353.07; Arlington, $3,658.66; Ashby, 
$50,685.74; Ashland, $2,932.92; Ayer, $2,045.22; Bedford, $12,679.56; 
Billerica, $88,031.68; Boxboro, $2,204.50; Burlington, $5,915.81; Chelms- 
ford, $33,178.83; Concord, $6,129.67; Dracut, $10,444.53; Framingham, 
$12,045.83; Groton, $28,259.03; Holliston, $6,187.00; Hudson, $1,709.90; 
Lexington, $14,955.31; Lincoln, $3,941.07; Littleton, $5,077.14; Lowell, 
$6,558.76; Maiden, $15.97; Marlboro, $74,139.78; Medford, $4,662.10; 
Melrose, $368.89; Natick, $2,850.12; Newton, $863.41; North Reading, 
$50,968.60; Pepperell, $19,746.08; Reading, $48,104.01; Shirley, $5,071.19; 
Somerville, $1,754.03; Stoneham, $29,309.12; Sudbury, $22,890.26; Tewks- 
bury, 13,039.50; Townsend, $53,401.66; Tyngsboro, $16,788.28; Waltham, 



30 P. D. 54 

$35,158.68; Watertown, $512.21; Wayland, $7,945.01; Westford, $4,547.58; 
Weston, $28,973.64; Wilmington, $8,662.80; Winchester, $2,545.00; Wo- 
burn, $10,789.94. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $271.93. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $2,048.27; Bellingham, $5,758.68; Braintree, 
$18,273.97; Canton, $7,981.05; Cohasset, $2,022.36; Dedham, $2,265.34; 
Dover, $1,054.41; Foxboro, $7,405.72; Franklin, $1,166.84; Holbrook, 
$25,904.59; Milton, $9,815.14; Needham, $975.10; Norfolk, $883.58; Nor- 
wood, $5,144.47; Plainville, $8,203.07; Quincy, $18,013.07; Randolph, 
$44,606.56; Sharon, $714.14; Stoughton, $3,330.61; Walpole, $9,519.57; 
Wellesley, $784.48; Westwood, $3,395.94; Weymouth, $48,326.12; Wren- 
tham, $11,457.15. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $53,915.26; Bridgewater, $2,351.33 
Brockton, $7,978.14; Duxbury, $19,636.81; East Bridgewater, $1,249.61 
Hanover, $2,716.49; Hingham, $111,801.47; Hull, $319.94; Kingston 
$2,086.47; Lakeville, $7,487.09; Marion, $6,151.54; Marshfield, $6,000.34 
Mattapoisett, $4,008.50; Middleboro, $20,769.02; Norwell, $100,171.25 
Pembroke, $25,587.50; Plymouth, $8,138.62; Rochester, $15,590.29; Rock- 
land, $725.57; Scituate, $2,592.52; Wareham, $195,124.19; West Bridge- 
water, $967.90; Whitman, $74,073.42. 

Suffolk County.— Boston, $8,089.72; Chelsea, $780.60; Revere, $11,- 
306.13. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $6,617.68; Athol, $2,547.96; Auburn, 
$31,448.28; Barre, $4,310.32; Blackstone, $13,862.24; Brookfield, $1,149.- 
62; Charlton, $103,451.99; Douglas, $488.52; Dudley, $2,479.64; East 
Brookfield, $1,953.14; Fitchburg, $5,768.51; Gardner, $5,746.16; Graf- 
ton, $7,104.30; Hardwick, $459.10; Harvard, $2,911.92; Holden, $6,246.- 
09; Hopedale,$920.82; Lancaster, $261.34; Leicester, $4,792.75; Leomin- 
ster, $2,850.95; Lunenburg, $5,847.94; Mendon, $4,072.83; Milford, $2,- 
564.23; Millbury, $1,201.65; Millville, $1,324.13; New Braintree, $122.00; 
North Brookfield, $3,030.24; Northboro, $174,347.60; Northbridge, $6,- 
708.13; Oakham, $12,768.25; Oxford, $74,957.53; Paxton, $3,330.69; 
Petersham, $4,360.69; Phillipston, $1,217.87; Princeton, $4,701.76; Rut- 
land, $12,041.32; Shrewsbury, $299,990.19; Southboro, $21,483.26; South- 
bridge, $20,743.18; Spencer, $1,349.66; Sterling, $5,197.55; Sturbridge, 
$37,537.47; Sutton, $3,326.56; Templeton, $5,846.21; Upton, $2,826.68; 
Uxbridge, $13,154.79; Warren, $4,866.38; Webster, $1,168.52; West Boyl- 
ston, $2,648.17; West Brookfield, $1,474.37 ; Westboro, $18,946.55; West- 



minster, $5,575.80; Winchendon 
Miscellaneous expenditures are 

Truck repairs . 
Truck operation 
Truck plow repairs 
Tractor repairs 
Tractor operation 
Tractor plow repairs 
Snow fence 
Expenditures under towns 



Warning signs . 
Direction signs 
Control signals 
Traffic survey . 
Traffic accidents 
Traffic permits 



Somerset Bridge 
Newburyport Bridge 
Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 



$5,541.90; Worcester, $26,609.84. 
as follows: — 

$18,116 14 

3,788 20 

21,614 15 

16,715 51 

3,100 57 

17,778 38 

902 40 

347,918 18 



32,712 11 
70,425 39 
60,087 29 
23,129 83 
17 80 
2,771 62 



$429,933 53 



13,225 34 

6,839 12 

18,176 50 



189,144 04 



38,240 96 



P. D. 54 31 

Detour Bulletins 3,868 70 

Construction of D St. Garage 26,492 70 

Heating Plant at D St. Garage 1,880 20 



Total of miscellaneous expeditures . . . $689,560 13 

Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways 

The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and 
ice from State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, 
General Laws, as amended. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and 
counties, in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the 
winter months such highways as may be selected by the Department is 
provided for in section 11, chapter 84, General Laws, as amended. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department se- 
lected 1,530 miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,393 miles 
of which are State highways and 137 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part 
by the trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but cer- 
tain towns and cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of 
the work of snow removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. 
All of this work is done under the direction and supervision of the Depart- 
ment. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year 
under the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total 
of $429,933.52, which includes the cost of maintenance and repair of the 
equipment, actual cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as cal- 
cium chloride and sand for use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems 

and Regulations 

Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, 
lights, markings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the 
Commonwealth was placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 
357, of the Acts of 1928. The Department is thereby enabled to insure 
that all traffic control signals to be erected by the municipalities shall con- 
form to standards adopted by the Department and cooperates with the 
cities and towns for the purpose of properly locating and operating such 
signals. All through ways desired by the municipalities must first be 
approved by the Department before such may become effective. 

In order to secure uniformity in the matter of traffic control, the Depart- 
ment has issued three bulletins. These bulletins are as follows: Bulletin 
No. 1, "Recommendations and Requirements relating to Through Ways"; 
Bulletin No. 2, "A Standard Code for Traffic Signal Installation and Opera- 
tion"; Bulletin No. 3, "A Standard Code for Traffic Signs, Warning Bea- 
cons and Islands." These present the standards which are required to be 
met by the cities and towns of the State for the installation and mainten- 
ance of traffic signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic. 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations Approved 
During the year the Department has issued permits to cities and towns 
for the following traffic control features : 



Traffic Signals, at intersections . 
Traffic Beacons (11 cancellations) 
Through Ways (4 cancellations) 
Traffic Signs and Markings (1 can- 
cellation) ..... 
Traffic Rules and Regulations 
Isolated Stop Signs .... 







Total 


In 1932 


Previously 


to date 


69 


676 


745 


47 


178 


214 


9 


101 


106 


38 


129 


166 


80 


188 


268 


67 


38 


105 



32 P. D. 54 

Direction Signs, Route Markers, Warning Signs and Traffic 
Control Signals Erected by Department 

The Department has given a great deal of study to the determination 
of the important routes of travel for the purpose of marking and furnish- 
ing direction signs as aids for traveling. Ninety-five automobile routes 
have been selected, including practically every city, town and village in 
the Commonwealth, having a total mileage of 3,200 miles. Included in 
this designation are the so-called United States routes, the numbering of 
which conforms to the numbers approved by the United States Bureau 
of Public Roads. The other routes selected are numbered according to 
the State's designation. 

The placing of route numbers and direction signs at points of advantage 
on these designated highways is done by the Department both on State 
highways and on city and town ways, permission for the latter being ob- 
tained from the local authorities. Warning signs and traffic control signals 
which are erected and maintained by the Department are placed only on 
State highways. 

During the year the foundation was laid for the numbering of the 
Worcester Turnpike and adjacent routes. Several of the Massachusetts 
automobile routes which crossed into neighboring states were changed and 
it was possible through the continued cooperation of the bordering state 
highway officials to have these additional routes cross the State line with- 
out changing the route numbers. 

In addition to the great number of existing signs already used to warn 
or direct the motorist, the Department, in an effort to instruct drivers 
further and to insure safety has erected many new signs. Signs reading 
"Do Not Pass on Hill", "Do Not Pass on Curve" and "Keep Single Line" 
have been erected at strategic points along the highways. With the 
opening of the new trunk highway > where speed averaged approximately 
40 miles per hour it was necessary to develop a sign which could be read 
at a greater distance than the large directional signs. Legends, therefore, 
with letters 12 inches high were painted on large billboard signs. In one 
case on the Worcester Turnpike a 4' x 12' billboard sign illuminated at 
night by two 100-watt bulbs and controlled by a time clock was erected. 

At locations where the hazard was particularly great and where traffic 
signals could not be used, neon tubes forming the legend were erected. This 
type of sign is especially advantageous on foggy nights since it has great- 
er penetrating power than any light or reflector unit. 

The Department installed thirty additional traffic control signals during 
the year, bringing the total of such signals up to sixty-two. Since July 
1st of this year the Department has found it more economical and has 
succeeded in reducing the maintenance charges by installing its own traffic 
signals. 

In the year just passed the Department designated twenty-four addi- 
tional miles of State highway as Through Ways. The total now approxi- 
mates fifty miles. 

The manufacture of many of these signs and the erection and mainten- 
ance of all of these signs and signals are part of the highway maintenance 
activities. 

Traffic Accident Studies 
Studies have been continued to ascertain the attendant circumstances 
and physical characteristics at points on the highways where accidents 
have occurred, in order to measure the effectiveness of control or lack of 
control of traffic movements at such points. Such information included 
the type of district, layout of the roadway, means of traffic control, atmos- 
pheric conditions, light conditions, condition of roadway, physical obstruc- 
tions in the roadway and obstructions to view. This information is re- 
quired in reports submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and is sup- 
plied to the traffic engineering section for study. 



P. D. 54 33 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and 
other growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to 
the traveled surface of State highways has been one of the activities of 
this Department for over thirty-six years. This work has been developed 
more rapidly during recent years because it has become recognized that 
systematic and intelligent control and development of all features of the 
roadside conditions are of value not only from the point of view of attrac- 
tiveness in appearance but as a safety factor as well. 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under com- 
petent supervision to have charge cf this work, not only for the removal 
and trimming of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the 
selection and planting of new growth suitable for the locations. The re- 
moval of trees and brush that may cbstruct vision at curves, intersections 
or other points on the highway is done to insure that operating con- 
ditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary growth is cleared cut 
in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic locations. For the pro- 
tection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained a corps of in- 
spectors to supervise the trimming that may be necessary for the construc- 
tion of light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work 
a Nursery is maintained at Sudbury where most of the trees and shrubs 
for use on the highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available 
for use by the Department. Strict supervision of the tree trimming by 
the Public Service Corporations is maintained, thus preserving the natural 
beauty of our roadsides as much as possible and still allowing the Public 
Service Corporations to extend their services. 

During the year 1,440 trees were planted, making a total for the past 
twenty-eight years of 63,664 trees planted; and this year 4,429 shrubs 
have been planted throughout the State; in addition 6,731 small pines have 
been planted on bare slopes and ragged cuts. 

Approximately 2,000 men were given employment for a period of four 
months. These men were employed on the various maintenance activities; 
of the Department; many of them working on roadside work and improve- 
ment, such as cutting undesirable growth, trimming and removing trees to 
improve visibility at hazardous locations, grading and seeding unsightly 
slopes and other miscellaneous work with a view to improving the aesthetic 
value of our roadsides. 

The trees and shrubs formerly contained in nurseries in various sections 
of the State on rented or borrowed land have been transferred to the newly 
acquired Nursery at Sudbury and, although this Nursery has already 
proven its value to the department, it will be several years before the 
maximum use can be made of it. 

Sidewalk Construction on State Highways 
Under Chapter 439, Acts of 1931, the Department made use of many 
ot the State's unemployed through the construction of sidewalks along 
State highways where a definite need had been established and the un- 
employment situation in that locality appeared to be acute. In each case 
where a sidewalk was constructed the Department cooperated with the 
cities and towns in the employment of the labor necessary by using only 
men recommended to them by the Welfare Boards or Officials of the towns 
and cities. In each case the town or city in which the sidewalk was con- 
structed agreed with the Department to maintain the sidewalk after con- 
struction. 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legisla- 
ture with respect to cooperation between* the United States and the states 
in the construction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal 
Highway Act approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports 
of this Department for the years 1920-1927, inc. 



34 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far 
Massachusetts : — 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1917 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1919 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1920 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1921 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1922 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1924 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1925 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1926 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1927 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1928 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1929 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1930 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1931 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1932 
For fiscal year ending June 30, 1933 



P. D. 54 
been made to 

$73,850 94 

147,701 90 

958,145 15 

1,400,078 27 

1,472,788 83 

1,096,176 04 

730,784 03 

950,448 62 

1,089,806 22 

1,099,891 00 

1,089,055 00 

1,089,100 00 

1,088,808 00 

1,090,077 00 

1,821,569 00 

1,813,916 00 

1,511,244 00 



Total . . $18,523,440 00 

In addition to the above, an allotment from "Federal Emergency 
Advance Funds" amounting to $1,141,460.00 was made in 1931 and an 
allotment from the Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act 
amounting to $1,716,612.00 was made in 1932. 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to November 
30, 1932 is $17,106,256.56*. 

Projects to the number of 21 have been prepared in addition to those 
shown in the report of the Department of Public Works for 1931. The 
total mileage included in the various Federal aid road projects in this 
state, from the commencement of work of this character to November 30, 
1932, inclusive, is 940.843. The mileage in various counties is: — 
Barnstable, 93.171 miles Hampden, 52.998 miles 

Berkshire, 119.213 miles Hampshire, 48.987 miles 

Bristol, 83.548 miles Middlesex, 82.695 miles 

Dukes, 3.117 miles Norfolk, 81.370 miles 

Essex, 73.863 miles Plymouth, 99.959 miles 

Franklin, 42.498 miles Worcester, 159.424 miles 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects* to Nov. 30, 1932 

No. 

1 
2 

R-2 
3 

4 

■5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

E-12 

13 

14 

15 

17 

18 

19 

20 

21 

E-21-A 

E-21B 







Amount of 








Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










Involved 


received 


Remarks 


Acushnet-Fairhaven . 


2.182 


$21,820 00 


$21,820 00 


Work 


completed. 


Hanover .... 


2.708 


19,480 36 


19,480 36 


Work 


completed. 


Hanover 


2.615 


39,225 00 


39,225 00 


Work 


completed. 


Maiden -Melrose-Saugu3 


1.162 


11,620 00 


11,620 00 


Work 


completed. 


Danvers .... 


1.325 


15,460 22 


15,460 22 


Work 


completed. 


Windsor-Dalton 


3.240 


64,800 00 


64,800 00 


Work 


completed. 


Sandwich 


1.818 


10,678 02 


10,678 02 


Work 


completed. 


Cummington 


4.659 


86,816 53 


86,816 53 


Work 


completed. 


Athol-Petersham 


7.016 


90,074 51 


90,074 51 


Work 


completed. 


Saugus .... 


3.122 


65,472 27 


65,472 27 


Work 


completed. 


Braintree .... 


2.420 


40,554 80 


40,554 80 


Work 


completed. 


Concord- Acton-Littleton 


4.849 


77,600 87 


77,600 87 


Work 


completed. 


Ipswich .... 


2.173 


21,851 50 


21,851 50 


Work 


completed. 


Ipswich .... 


2.081 


16,000 00 




Work 


underway. 


Littleton-Groton 


6.450 


130,504 25 


130,504 25 


Work 


completed. 


Barnstable 


3.331 


22,687 65 


22,687 65 


Work 


completed. 


Norwell-Hingham 


4.380 


59,501 75 


59,501 75 


Work 


completed. 


Lynnfteld-Peabody 


1.794 


35,880 00 


35,880 00 


Work 


completed. 


Lunenburg 


2.797 


55,940 00 


55,940 00 


Work 


completed. 


Taunton .... 


2.116 


42,320 00 


42,320 00 


Work 


completed. 


Tewksburv 


2.909 . 


35,211 82 


35,211 82 


Work 


completed. 


Pittsfield-Hancock 


3.637 


72,483 32 


72,483 32 


Work 


completed. 


Hancock-Pittsfield 


2.773 


14,000 00 




V/ork 


underway. 


Hancock .... 


1.098 


11,000 00 




Work 


underway. 



* Includes $1,141,460.00 Federal Emergency Advance funds. 
All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



Jf. D. 54 35 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1932 — Continued 








Amount of 






No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










Involved 


received 


Remarks 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston 


. 6.426 


88,270 71 


88,270 71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington 


. 2.123 


31,348 89 


31,348 89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk .... 


. 2.756 


19,527 75 


19,527 75 


Work completed. 


R24 


Seekonk .... 


2.756 


41,340 00 


41,340 00 


Work completed. 


25 
26 


Billerica .... 
Greenfield-Shelburne : 


0.578 


38,389 77 


38,389 77 


Work completed. 




Section 1 


. 5.134 


102,680 00 


102,680 00 


Work completed. 




Section 2 


. 4.401 


88,020 00 


88,020 00 


Work completed. 


27 
28 


Hamilton-Wenham 
Lanesborough : 


1.766 


20,207 27 


20,207 27 


Work completed! 




Section A 


. 0.990 


19,780 00 


19,780 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . . . 


. 2.690 


53,800 00 


53,800 00 


Work completed. 


29 


Ware .... 


. 2.626 


46,557 55 


46,557 55 


Work completed. 


30 


Brimfield 


4.206 


84,120 00 


84,120 00 


Work completed. 


31 


Danvers-Peabody 


1.107 


22,140 00 


22,140 00 


Work completed. 


32 
33 


Huntington 
Acton-Littleton : 


. 3.078 


97,163 48 


97,163 48 


Work completed! 




Section A 


. 2.182 


43,640 00 


43,640 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.624 


25,847 25 


25,847 25 


Work completed. 


34 


Dudley .... 


1.359 


27,180 00 


27,180 00 


Work completed! 
Work completed. 


35 


Haverhill-Methuen 


4.544 


90,880 00 


90,880 00 


36 


Eastham-Wellfleet-Provincetown 










Section A 


." 10.690 


91,347 85 


91,347 85 


Work complete^ 




Section B 


6.548 


75,935 60 


75,935 60 


Work completed 




Section C . . . 


8.043 


88,130 51 


86,130 51 


work completed. 


37 


Egremont 


1.164 


20,579 07 


20,579 07 


Work completed 


38 


Peabody-Danvers 


2.827 


56,540 00 


56,540 00 


work completed. 


39 


Williamstown-New Ashford-Lar 


lesborough : 








Section A 


0.020 


9,123 64 


9,123 64 


Work completed 




Section B . . . 


3.323 


65,980 00 


65,980 00 


Work completed. 




Section C . . . 


4.590 


68,850 00 


68,850 00 


Work completed. 


40 


East Brookfield 


1.011 


20,220 00 


20,220 00 


Work completed 


41 


Ashby .... 


1.250 


22,141 03 


22,141 03 


Work completed 


42 


Washington 


2.291 


45,820 00 


45,820 00 


Work completed 


43 


Leicester 


0.638 


12,760 00 


12,760 00 


work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington-Windsor : 










Section A . . . 


1.494 


29,880 00 


29,880 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.479 


50,183 37 


50,183 37 


Work completed. 




Section C 


3.780 


82,915 42 


82,915 42 


Work completed 


45 


Section D 
Palmer : 


3.022 


54,874 60 


54,874 60 


Work completed. 




Sections A and C . 


1.795 


35,900.00 


35,900 00 


Work completed. 


46 


Upton-Hopedale : 












Section A 


1.672 


33,440 00 


33,440 00 


Work completed 


47 


Barre-Oakham . 


1.737 


37,200 75 


37,200 75 


Work completed. 


50 


Lunenburg 


1.763 


35,260 00 


35,260 00 


Work completed. 


51 


Mendon-Uxbridge : 












Section A . . . 


1.959 


39,180 00 


39,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


2.504 


50,080 00 


50,080 00 


Work completed. 


52 


Oxford .... 


3.208 


64,160 00 


64,160 00 


Work completed. 


53 


East Brookfield-Spencer-West B 


rookfield : 










Section A . . . 


0.890 


17,800 00 


17,800 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . . . 


1.682 


33,640 00 


33,640 00 


Work completed. 


54 


Leicester : 












Section A . . . 


0.829 


16,580 00 


16,580 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


2.691 


53,820 00 


53,820 00 


Work completed. 


55 


Quincy .... 


0.549 


10,980 00 


10,930 00 


Work completed. 


56 


Stoughton 


2.141 


42,820 00 


42,820 00 


Work completed. 


57 


Winchester-Woburn 


3.042 


59,131 31 


59,131 31 


Work completed. 


58 


Littleton .... 


1.345 


26,900 00 


26,900 00 


Work completed. 


59 


Egremont 


0.784 


15,678 18 


15,678 18 


Work completed. 


60 


Middleton-Danvers 


1.907 


38,224 70 


38,224 70 


Work completed. 


61 


Winchendon-Templeton 


5.393 


106,117 44 


106,117 44 


Work completed. 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 












Section A 


3.009 


60,180 00 


60,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . . . . 


3.513 


76,959 91 


76,959 91 


Work completed. 


63 


Essex-Ipswich . . . . 


4.489 


89,780 00 


89,780 00 


Work completed. 


64 


Norwood . 


1.065 


21,300 00 


21,300 00 


Work completed. 


65 


North Adams . 


1.638 


32,760 00 


32,760 00 


Work completed. 


69 


Haverhill . 


2.657 


53,049 24 


53,049 24 


Work completed. 


70 


Palmer . 


2.550 


51,000 00 


51,000 00 


Work completed. 


71 


Wrentham . 


1.846 


36,940 00 


36,940 00 


Work completed. 


72 


Walpole . 


3.078 


61,560 00 


61,560 00 


Work completed. 


73 


Southwick . . . . 


6.879 


111,757 95 


111,757 95 


Work completed. 


74 


Becket 


0.156 


13,095 66 


13,095 66 


Work completed. 


R74 


Becket . . . 


0.189 


10,290 54 


10,290 54 


Work completed. 


75 


Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbu 


ry : 










Section A 


10.207 


207,163 37 


207,163 37 


Work completed. 


76 


Norfolk 


1.447 


28,940 00 


28,940 00 


Work completed. 


77 


Merrimac . 


1.020 


20,397 73 


20,397 73 


Work completed. 


78 


Burlington . 


3.761 


75,220 00 


75,220 00 


Work completed. 


79 


Great Barrington 


2.991 


59,820 00 


59,820 00 


Work completed. 


79B 


Great Barrington 


0.028 


8,522 99 


8,522 99 


Work completed. 


80 


Lee : 












Section A 


0.909 


18,180 00 


18,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.283 


4,245 00 


4,245 00 


Work completed. 



36 



P. D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1932 — Continued 



Amount of 

No. Town or City Miles Federal Aid 

Involved 

83 Pembroke . 2,121 31,815 00 

84 Sterling-West Boylston 3.491 51,974 04 

85 Dalton-( Hinsdale Road): 

Section A 1.033 20,660 00 

Section B 0.066 7,120 50 

86 Gay Head .... 3.117 40,783 51 

87 Dalton (Windsor Road) : 

Section A 1.056 21,120 00 

Section B 0.038 5,429 50 

88 Erving 4.537 67,485 00 

89 Easton : 

Sections A and B . . 3.540 70,800 00 

Section C . 3.840 62,400 00 

90 Brookfield-East Brookfield 1.227 25.324 95 

91 Lowell 0.977 19,537 87 

93 Wilbraham ... 0.208 67.506 06 

94 Otis-Sandisfield . 7.565 122,931 25 

95 Westfield 0.148 12,677 08 

R95 Westfield .... 0.148 46,830 07 

96 Rochester- Wareham . 4.031 68,979 93 

98 Sheffield 3.052 61,133 85 

99 Gloucester .... 1.191 19,353 75 

100 Rutland 3.640 59,150 00 

101A Hinsdale 0.297 4,455 00 

101B Hinsdale .... 0.858 24,116 51 

102A Plainville-Wrentham 3.254 48,810 00 

103 Adams 0.568 9,230 00 

104 Milton 3.534 70,680 00 

105 Rehoboth 1.438 28,760 00 

106 Bourne ... 0.522 35,002 00 
R106 Bourne-Falmouth . . 6.458 66,412 31 

107 Southampton .... 2.203 44,060 00 

108 Lakeville-Freetown 4.583 71,706 11 

109 West Brookfield . 0.066 10,283 73 
HO Middleborough-Bridgewater 0.109 24.580 87 
HI Braintree . ... 0.371 7,200 00 

112 No. Attleborough-Attleborough . 3.278 65,560 00 

113 Swansea 0.692 11,245 00 

113B Swansea-Somerset . 3.503 64,439 74 

114 Lenox 2.408 39,130 00 

115 Plymouth . . 1.680 25,522 53 

116 Norwood-Walpole . 2.453 40,878 91 
117A Chelmsford .... 1.377 27,540 00 
H7B Chelmsford-Tyngsboro . 4.625 89,713 81 
118A Brookfield .... 0.620 12,400 00 
118B Brookfield .... 0.251 3,765 00 

119A i Essex 0.406 8,120 00 

120A Lakeville 4.789 71,835 00 

120B Berkeley 0.864 12,960 00 

120C Taunton-Berkeley . . 2.758 41,370 00 

120D Taunton 0.862 12,930 00 

121A Abington 0.947 17,887 34 

121B Bridgewater .... 0.113 16,568 31 

121C Weymouth .... 2.720 40,800 00 

121D E. Bridgewater-Whitman . . 2.000 30,000 00 

121E Abington 1.088 14,770 42 

122A Barnstable .... 0.066 18,711 51 

122B Barnstable-Mashpee . . 2.482 36,349 09 

122C Falmouth-Mashpee . 8.137 114,307 02 

122D Barnstable .... 5.643 44,860 06 

122E Barnstable .... 1.621 26,313 81 

E-122F Barnstable-Yarmouth . 2.395 4,855 78 

123A Southampton .... 2.461 47,155 67 

124A Wayland 0.189 30,296 68 

124B Marlborough .... 1.626 24,390 00 

124C Weston 1.004 15,060 00 

125A Wareham . . M . - 3.086 68,316 11 

125B Wareham 2.761 41,415 00 

127A Holyoke 4.136 62,040 00 

127B Easthampton-Northampton 1.762 74,258 69 

128A Hinsdale 0.066 8,598 63 

128B Hinsdale 0.952 14,280 00 

129A Dighton-Somerset . . 3.465 51,975 00 

129B Somerset 4.340 65,511 29 

130A Auburn-Oxford . . 4.208 63,120 00 

131A Wilbraham .... 0.530 7,950 00 

131B Wilbraham .... 1.012 15,180 00 

132A Duxbury-Kingston . . 2.123 31,845 00 

133A North Andover .... 0.615 9,225 00 

133B North Andover . . . 0.771 11,565 00 

133C North Andover . . . 2.670 35,085 00 

134A Barre 1.217 18,255 00 

134B Barre 1261 18,915 00 

134C Barre 1.617 24,255 00 



Amount 
received 

31,815 00 
51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,120 50 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 

5,429 50 

67,485 00 

70,800 00 
62,400 00 
25,324 95 
19,537 87 
67,506 06 
122,931 25 
12,677 08 
27,787 58 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 

4,455 00 
24,116 51 
48,410 00 

9,230 00 
70,680 00 
28,760 00 
35,002 00 

44,060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 
7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
64,439 74 
39,130 00 
25,522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 
12,400 00 
3,765 00 
8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 
17,887 34 
16,568 31 
40,800 00 
30,000 00 
14,770 42 
18,711 51 
36.349 09 
114,307 02 
44,860 06 



47,155 67 
30,296 68 
24,390 00 
15,060 00 
68,316 11 
41,415 00 
62,040 00 
74,258 69 

8,598 63 
14,280 00 
51,975 00 
65,511 29 
63,120 00 

7,950 00 
15,180 00 
31,845 00 

9,225 00 
11,565 00 
35,085 00 
18,255 00 
18,915 00 
24,255 00 



Remarks 

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Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
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Work completed. 



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completed, 
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completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
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underway, 
completed, 
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P. D. 54 



37 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1932 — Continued 











Amount of 




No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 
Involved 


Amount 
received 


E-134D 


Oakham-Rutland 


. 3.493 


20,000 00 




135A 


Russell . . . 


0.557 


13,919 60 


13,919 60 


135B 


Westfield-Russell 


. 3.607 


' 54,075 00 


54,075 00 


135C 


Russell .... 


. 3.291 


53,059 55 


53,059 55 


135D 


Russell-Huntington 


. 3.670 


55,050 00 


55,050 00 


136A 


Agawam 


. 1.331 


19,965 00 


19,965 00 


136B 


Agawara 




. 1.515 


22,725 00 


22,725 00 


136C 


Agawam 




1.000 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


137A 


Sheffield 




0.170 


22,710 05 


22,710 05 


137C 


Sheffield 




. 1.532 


22,980 00 


22,980 00 


138A 


Chester 




0.097 


10,818 36 


10,818 36 


138B 


Chester 




. 4.250 


92,391 53 


92,391 53 


138C 


Becket 




. 2.742 


64,963 68 


64,963 68 


139A 


Brimfield 




0.103 


6,075 05 


6,075 05 


139B 


Brimfield 


. 4.778 


68,916 18 


68,916 18 


140A 


Lenox-Lee 


. 3.519 


52,785 00 


52,785 00 


140B 


Lee . 


0.057 


26,620 13 


26,620 13 


141A 


Williamsburg 


. 0.211 


8,880 65 


8,880 65 


141B 


Goshen-Williamsburg 


5.042 


93,547 40 


93,547 40 


141C 


Northampton- Williamsburg 


4.146 


62,190 00 


62,190 00 


142A 


Fitchburg-Westminster 


. 3.960 


69,171 34 


69,171 34 


142B 


Gardner-Westminster 


3.699 


52,316 73 


52,316 73 


142C 


Gardner-Templeton 


. 4.174 


62,610 00 


62,610 00 


143 


Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 


. 3.245 


52,079 86 


52,079 86 


144A 


Canton-Stoughton 


. 4.306 


64,436 20 


64,436 20 


145A 


Ashland-Holliston 


3.330 


34,645 01 


34,645 01 


146A 


Paxton . . . . 


. 1.783 


26,745 00 


26,745 00 


146B 


Paxton -Worcester 


. 4.930 


73,950 00 


73,950 00 


147A 


Lenox-Pittsfield 


. 2.349 


35,235 00 


35,235 00 


148A 


Raynham . . . . 


. 1.657 


24,855 00 


24,855 00 


148B 


Raynham-Taunton 


. 2.861 


42,915 00 


42,915 00 


149A 


Middleborough 


. 5.586 


83,790 00 


83,790 00 


149B 


Middleborough 


0.831 


12,465 00 


12,465 00 


150A 


Littleton-Westford 


. 1.985 


29,775 00 


29,775 00 


150B 


Westford . . . 


. 2.660 


39,900 00 


39,900 00 


151A&B 


Swansea-Somerset 


. 0.464 


89,138 06 


89,138 06 


152A 


Dartmouth 


1.401 


21,015 00 


21,015 00 


152B 


Dartmouth 


. 2.858 


42,870 00 


42,870 00 


152C 


Westport 


4.634 


69,510 00 


69,510 00 


153A 


Southampton-Easthampton 


1.410 


21,150 00 


21,150 00 


154A 


Sturbridge 


. 2.503 


37,545 00 


37,545 00 


155A 


West Springfield 


0.549 


8,235 00 


8,235 00 


155B 


Westfield-W. Springfield 


. 2.348 


134,395 92 


51,745 58 


156A 


Orange . , 


. 1.058 


15,870 00 


15,870 00 


156B 


Orange 


. 2.607 


39,105 00 


39,105 00 


156C 


Athol-Orange 


1.544 


24,606 61 


24,606 61 


157A 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


0.644 


34,803 50 


34,803 50 


R157A 


Sandsfield-Tolland 


. 0.644 


5,107 62 


5,107 62 


157B 


Sandisfield 


0.473 


32,037 28 


32,037 28 


157C 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


. 3.038 


45,570 00 


45,570 00 


157D 


Sandisfield 


0.219 


13,641 74 


13,641 74 


158A 


Dalton 


. 0.430 


22,087 67 


22,087 67 


159A 


Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


. 1.899 


49,876 52 


49,876 52 


159B 


Seekonk 


. 2.251 


33,765 00 


33,765 00 


159C 


Swansea 


. 2.767 


41,505.00 


41,505 00 


160A 


Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 


. 5.453 


81,795 00 


81,795 00 


161A 


Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


3.823 


57,345 00 


57,345 00 


161B 


Avon-Brockton 


. 2.201 


33,015 00 


33,015 00 


162A 


Holliston 


. 3.315 


49,725 00 


49,725 00 


162B 


Milford 


1.790 


26,850 00 


26,850 00 


163A 


Amherst 


. 0.052 


3,787 09 


3,787 09 


163B 


Amherst 


. 2.100 


31,500 00 


31,500 00 


164A 


Westminster-Winchendon 


. 0.750 


42,931 27 


42,931 27 


164B 


Westminster-Ashburnham 


3.607 


54,105 00 


54,105 00 


164C 


Ashburnham 


. 3.776 


56,640 00 


56,640 00 


164D 


Winchendon 


. 2.826 


42,390 00 


42,390 00 


165A 


Winchendon 


. 2.460 


36,900 00 


36,900 00 


166 


Becket-Otis 


6.043 


99,077 00 


99,077 00 


168A 


Deerfield 


. 3.043 


45,645 00 


45,645 00 


169A 


Merrimac-Amesbury . 


3.397 


50,955 00 


50,955 00 


E170A 


CohassetwHingham 


3.151 


34,273 54 




171A 


Chelmsford 


1.536 


23,040 00 


23,040 00 


172A 


Leominster-Sterling 


. 2.718 


40,770 00 


40,770 00 


173A 


Cheshire 


4.377 


74,965 81 


74,965 81 


173B 


Lanesboro 


1.742 


26,130 00 


26,130 00 


174A 


Marshfield 


. 4.533 


67,995 00 


67,995 00 


175A 


Sandwich . 


0.217 


22,181 26 


22.181 26 


175B 


Orleans 


1.904 


23,601 55 


23,601 55 


175C 


Barnstable 


0.927 


13,905 00 


13,905 00 


175D 


Sandwich 


. 2.364 


35,460 00 


35,460 00 


175E 


Brewster-Orleans 


7.858 


106,314 45 


106,314 45 


176A 


Plymouth 


5.032 


70,543 35 


70,543 35 


176B 


Plymouth-Bourne 


2.948 


44,220 00 


44,220 00 


177A 


Chatham 




3.964 


48,588 18 


48,588 18 



Remarks 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 
Work completed. 
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Work completed. 

Work completed. 



38 












P. D. 54 


Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov 


. 30, 1932 


— Continued 








Amount of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 












Involved 


received 


Remarks 


177B 


Orleans 


1.802 


25,838 02 


25,838 02 


Work 


completed. 


17TC 


Dennis ... 


3.219 


88,734 30 


88,784 30 


Work 


completed. 


178A 


Chelmsford 


1.262 


18,930 00 


18,930 00 


Work 


completed. 


179A 


Falmouth 


3.394 


50,910 00 


50,910 00 


Work 


completed. 


180A 


Franklin-Wrentham . 


3.125 


46,875 00 


46,875 00 


Work 


completed. 


180B 


Bellingham-Franklin 


3.889 


58,335 00 


58.335 00 


Work 


completed. 


181A 


Florida-North Adams 


2.818 


42,270 00 


42,270 00 


Work 


completed. 


181B 


Florida 


2.736 


41,040 00 


41,040 00 


Work 


completed. 


181C 


North Adams-Clarksburg . 


3.362 


50,430 00 


50.430 00 


Work 


completed. 


181D 


Florida-Savoy . . . . 


3.702 


55,530 00 


55,530 00 


Work 


completed. 


182A 


Lunenburg 


1.312 


19,680 00 


19,680 00 


Work 


completed. 


183A 


Amesbury-Salisbury 


1.922 


28,830 00 


28.830 00 


Work 


completed. 


183B 


Amesbury 


1.329 


45.345 32 


45.345 32 


Work 


completed. 


184A 


Charlton 


2.848 


42,720 00 


42,720 00 


Work 


completed. 


184B 


Charlton-Sturbridge 


5.623 


84,345 00 


84,345 00 


Work 


completed. 


184D 


Oxford .... 


0.906 


22,650 00 




Work 


completed. 


185A 


Buckland . 


1.245 


18,675 00 


18,675 00 


Work 


completed. 


185B 


Charlemont . . . . 


2.433 


35,640 00 


35.640 00 


Work 


completed. 


185C 


Charlemont . . . . 


0.421 


34,244 36 


34.244 36 


Work 


completed. 


186 


Salisbury .... 


2.405 


36,075 00 


36,075 00 


Work 


completed. 


187A 


Bellingham 


1.225 


18,375 00 


18,375 00 


Work 


completed. 


187B 


Hopedale-Mendon-Bellingham 


2.502 


34,650 00 


34,650 00 


Work 


completed. 


188A 


Townsend 


3.813 


57,195 00 


57,195 00 


Work 


completed. 


188B 


Pepperell-Groton 


3.368 


50,520 00 


50,520 00 


Work 


completed. 


188C 


Groton-Pepperell 


1.627 


54,509 15 


9,516 49 


Work 


completed. 


188D 


Townsend 


0.061 


17,849 72 


12,635 50 


Work 


completed. 


188E 


Townsend ... 


0.009 


2.400 58 




Work 


completed. 


189A 


Marion-Wareham 


0.582 


78,792 57 


78,792 57 


Work 


completed. 


189B 


Mattapoisett 


1.804 


27,060 00 


27,060 00 


Work 


completed. 


189C 


Marion 




4.554 


6S.310 00 


68,310 00 


Work 


completed. 


189D 


Wareham 




1.344 


20,160 00 


20,160 00 


Work 


completed. 


190A 


Becket 




2.254 


33,810 00 


33,810 00 


Work 


completed. 


190B 


Hinsdale 




0.307 


45,608 50 


25,664 75 


Work 


completed. 


191A 


Falmouth . 




5.896 


81,094 43 


81,094 43 


Work 


completed. 


191B 


Falmouth 




1.752 


26,280 00 


26,280 00 


Work 


completed. 


192A 


Groveland 




1.643 


24,645 00 


24,645 00 


Work 


completed. 


192B 


Newburyport 




1.745 


26,175 00 


26,175 00 


Work 


completed. 


193A 


Hadlev 




1.985 


25,821 78 


25,821 78 


Work 


completed. 


193B 


Hadley 




2.662 


26,852 35 


26,852 35 


Work 


completed. 


194A 


Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 


4.738 


71,070 00 


71,070 00 


Work 


completed. 


195A 


Mansfield-Norton 


0.960 


17.862 40 


17,862 40 


Work 


completed. 


195B 


Mansfield-Norton 


2.617 


39.255 00 


39,255 00 


Work 


completed. 


195C 


Foxborouerh-Wrentham 


0.927 


23,175 00 


19.073 98 


Work 


completed. 


196A 


Millbury-Grafton 


4.440 


66.600 00 


66,600 00 


Work 


completed. 


197 


Plymouth 


6.543 


96,288 19 


96,288 19 


Work 


completed. 


198 


Milford-Hopedale-Upton 


4.418 


66,270 00 


66,270 00 


Work 


completed. 


199A 


Newbury 


0.303 


127,124 34 


127,124 34 


Work 


completed. 


199B 


Newbury-Rowley 


4.437 


111,552 35 


111.552 35 


Work 


completed. 


200A 


Rehoboth 


1.875 


28,125 00 


28.125 00 


Work 


completed. 


200B 


Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 


5.690 


86,868 07 


86,868 07 


Work 


completed. 


201 


Wilbraham 


1.530 


22.950 00 


22,950 00 


Work 


completed. 


202A 


Hanover-Pembroke 


2.601 


44,462 11 


44,462 11 


Work 


completed. 


202B 


Duxbury-Kingston-Pembroke 


6.164 


92,460 00 


92,460 00 


Work 


completed. 


203 


Natick-Wellesley 


2.066 


30,990 00 


30,990 00 


Work 


completed. 


204 


Erving 


3.214 


48,210 00 


48,210 00 


Work 


completed. 


205 


Dalton .... 


0.913 


22.152 43 


22,152 43 


Work 


completed. 


206A 


Billerica 


1.898 


35.399 86 


35,399 86 


Work 


completed. 


2C6B 


Billerica 


0.978 


14,670 00 


14,670 00 


Work 


completed. 


206C 


Billerica-Chelmsford 


2.874 


48,356 46 


30,679 86 


Work 


completed. 


207A 


Bridge water-Middleboro 


10,474 


173,628 65 


173,628 65 


Work 


completed. 


208A 


Weston . . . 


0.186 


42.652 01 


19,385 85 


Work 


completed. 


208B 


Weston ... 


1.224 


18,360 00 


16,655 12 


Work 


completed. 


209A 


Milton-Quincy-Randolph 


3.315 


49,725 00 




Work 


completed. 


210A 


Becket-Lee 


7.192 


107,880 00 


87,320 68 


Work 


completed. 


210B 


Becket 


2.886 


43,290 00 


43,290 00 


Work 


completed. 


211A 


Northborough-Shrewsbury- 














Southbcrough 


. 11.272 


444,715 17 


241,627 87 


Work 


completed. 


211B 


Framingham-Southborough 


4.398 


82.947 44 


66,731 14 


Work 


completed. 


211C 


Framingham-Natick 


4.061 


100.200 00 


48,248 16 


Work 


underway. 


E211D 


Welleslev 


2.272 


40.000 00 




Work 


underway. 


E211E 


Wellesley 


1.108 


70.000 00 




Work 


underway. 


212 


North Attleborough . 


. 2.123 


46,890 51 


39,408 28 


Work 


completed. 


213 


Attieborough 


1.455 


58,131 53 


58,131 53 


Work 


completed. 


214A 


Tyngsborough 


0.540 


236.907 35 


173,677 55 


Work 


completed. 


215A 


Palmer-Monson 


0.606 


79,452 36 


79,452 36 


Work 


completed. 


216A 


Dedham 


0.738 


10,935 00 


10,935 00 


Work 


completed. 


217 


Chester-Huntington 


3.781 


61,090 38 


61,090 38 


Work 


completed. 


218 


Canton -Dedham-Westwood 


3.947 


202.012 06 


129,297 55 


Work 


completed. 


219A 


Marlborough-Northborough 


5.109 


87,411 93 


82,268 29 


Work 


completed. 


219B 


Northborough-Shrewsbury 


2.578 


64,073 71 


38,010 58 


Work 


underway. 


220A 


Foxborough-Plainville-Wrenthan 


i 5.722 


85,830 00 


85,830 00 


Work 


completed. 


221 


Egremont 


2.135 


53.375 00 


45,712 25 


Work 


completed. 


222 


Deerfield-Greenfield 


0.337 


168,855 58 


95,019 75 


Work 


completed. 


223A 


Williamstown 




1.789 


44,725 00 


32,794 29 


Work 


completed. 



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. 54 








3 


Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to No\ 


'. 30, 1932 


— Continued 








Amount of 






No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










Involved 


received 


Remarks 


224A 


Andover*-No. Reading-Reading 


4.431 


125,109 01 


56,711 93 


Work completed 


225A 


Erving .... 


1.425 


89,590 80 


23,837 41 


Work completed 


225B 


Gill-Greenfield . 


5.147 


162,429 00 


128,691 45 


Work completed 


225C 


Erving-Gill 


0.017 


236,449 23 




Work underway 


226A 


Auburn-Worcester 


4.809 


143,134 13 


86,735 61 


Work underway. 


226B 


Millbury-Worcester 


2.125 


219,350 35 


102,055 25 


Work underway 


226C 


Shrewsbury-Worcester 


3.015 


89,151 11 


69,128 91 


Work underway 


227 


Foxborough-Sharon-Wrentham 


4.314 


178,951 92 


120,407 27 


Work completed. 


228A 


Uxbridge .... 


4.171 


128,280 31 


51,179 95 


Work completed. 


22 9A 


Dedham-Westwood-Needham 


3.448 


100,412 55 


79,752 13 


Work underway. 


229B 


Needham-Wellesley 


3.653 


103,047 67 


52,717 33 


Work underway. 


230A 


Salisbury .... 


2.184 


43,990 79 




Work completed. 


231A 


Sharon-Walpole- Norwood 


5.458 


143,527 10 


120,004 77 


Work completed. 


231B 


Dedham-Westwood-Norwood 


3.566 


168,318 57 




Work underway 


232A 


Littleton 


0.420 


44,811 22 




Work completed. 


233A 


Lakeville-Middleborough 


4.112 


135,116 08 


103,127 43 


Work completed. 


E235-A 


Wellesley 


1.360 


35,000 00 




Work underway. 


E236 


Lakeville-Middleborough-Taun- 












ton-Raynham 


6.344 


60,000 00 






238A 


Granby .... 


3.154 


50.894 40 


11,301 22 


Work underway. 


E238B 


Belchertown 


2.812 


20,000 00 




Work underway. 


240A 


Worcester-West Boylston 


2.229 


41,448 73 




Work underway. 



Total 



940.843 $18,434,259 37 $15,964,796 56 



Statement of Federal Emergency Advance Funds 



No. 

122D 
124C 
188C 
199B 
208B 
219A 
220A 
224A 
225A 



Town or City 

Barnstable 

Weston 

Groton-Pepperell 

Newbury-Rowley 

Weston 

Marlborough-Northborough 

Foxborough-Plainville-Wrentham 

Andover-No. Reading-Reading . 

Erving ..... 

Total 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

Involved 

$116,571 15 

132,685 22 

9,516 49 

62,185 37 

78,216 94 

329,743 37 

286,202 25 

90,544 85 

35,794 36 



Amount 
received 

$116,571 15 

132,685 22 

9,516 49 

62,185 37 

78,216 94 

329,743 37 

286,202 25 

90,544 85 

35,794 36 



Remarks 



$1,141,460 00 $1,141,460 00 



Statement of Federal Emergency Relief and Construction Act 



E-12 Ipswich .... 

E-21A Hancock-Pittsfield 

E-21B Hancock 

E-122F Barnstable-Yarmouth 

E-134D Oakham-Rutland 

E-170A Cohasset-Hingham 

E-211D Wellesley 

E-211E Wellesley 

E-235A Wellesley . ... 

E-236 Lakeville-Middleborough-Taunton- 

Raynham .... 

E-238B Belchertown .... 

Total obligated .... 
Not obligated .... 

Total apportionment 



43,121 59 

117,713 39 

62,577 35 

78,001 36 

87,991 78 

255,600 00 

203,119 63 

312,873 09 

86,773 19 

392,119 17 
59,214 08 

$1,699,104 63 
17,507 37 

$1,716,612 00 



Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 
Underway 

Underway 
Underway 



Bridges 
During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, 
and done other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. 
The various cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the 
structure and other details are as follows : 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 
Alf ord — Green River Road over Green River ; two 33-foot spans, re- 
inforced concrete beam and slab. 
Ashland — Homer Avenue over Cold Spring Brook ; one 17-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Belchertown — Enfield Road over Jabish Brook; one 20-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 



40 P. D. 54 

Belchertown — Parker Read over Jabish Brook; one 18-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 
Charleton — Sturbridge Road over Cady Brook; one 12-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 
Dartmouth — Pctomska Road over Little River; two 18-foot spans, re- 
inforced concrete beam and slab; one 63-foot span, steel girder. 
Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Circumferential Highway; one 

83-foot span, steel deck girder with reinforced concrete flocr. 
Dedham — Providence Turnpike over High Street; one 73-foot span, steel 

deck girder with reinforced concrete floor. 
Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Williams Street; one 64-foot span, 

steel deck girder with reinforced concrete floor. 
Dedham — Reinforced concrete mat and culvert at sites of High Street 

and Williams Street Bridges. 
Dedham — Retaining walls at High Street and Williams Street bridges. 
Dighton — Taunton Road at Taunton line over Three Mile River; one 

42-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Edgartown — At Oak Bluffs line over Sengekontacket Pond ; sixteen 

15-foot spans, timber trestle. 
Framingham — Concord Street over Sudbury River; two 28-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Granby — Belchertown Road over Forge Pond Brook; one 15-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Granville — Main Road at Tolland line over Hubbard River; one 26-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Hingham — Cohasset Road over tracks of New York, New Haven and 

Hartford Railroad, one 57-foot span, steel stringers with reinforced 

concrete floor. 
Hingham — Cohasset Road over Weir River; one 17-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
Hinsdale — Fassell Road over branch of Housatonic River; one 20-foot 

span, reinforced concrete slab. 
Lee — West Park Street over Canal ; one 23-foot span, reinforced concrete 

beam and slab. 
Lee — West Park Street over Housatonic River; two 60-foot spans, steel 

stringers with reinforced concrete floor. 
Middleborough — Cattle pass over Thompson Street ; two 24-foot spans 

and one 40-foot span, reinforced concrete girder. 
Needham — Circumferential Highway under tracks of New York, New 

Haven and Hartford Railroad; one 75-foot span, steel girder. 
Needham — Highland Avenue over Circumferential Highway; one 63-foot 

span, concrete rigid frame. 
Newbury — Middle Street over Parker River; one 42-foot span, steel 

stringer. 
Newton — Retaining walls at Centre Street on Worcester Turnpike. 
Newton — Retaining walls at Quinobequin Road and Chestnut Street, on 

Worcester Turnpike. 
Newton — Retaining walls at Parker Stree